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The Future of food and drink at the Museum of Spirits

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The Museum of Spirits

2019-02-07 — 2019-11-05

An exhibition on future visions, health trends and climate-friendly cuisine.

Take a giant step into the world of futurology. What kinds of foods will we be eating in the future? Will meatballs still be on the menu, or will leftover salad, lab milk and insect burgers be part of our daily diet?

Starting 7 February, Spritmuseum presents “The Future of Food & Drink”, an exhibition for everyone who’s curious about what we will be eating tomorrow, how to prepare for the future of food, and why food matters to the climate.

The exhibition looks at contemporary health trends, but also takes a look back at the science fiction food visions of the 1950s, as well as having a go at predicting the foodstuffs and the world thirty years into the future.

Science fiction food
In the 1950s, American visionaries dream of agriculture in space and in the ocean. In Social Democratic Sweden, by contrast, our future fare is industrially produced frozen and convenience foods – the status items of the era, and a godsend for working women.

“Eating is the new religion”
Rarely have people been as food-fixated as they are today. Food has become an identity and a lifestyle. Yesterday’s prophets could scarcely have imagined that we would be photographing our food before digging in. Researchers say today’s strict dietary rules are a substitute for religion – the problem is, the number of rules and recommendations seems endless.

Ants on the menu
There’s no denying that what we eat and how we produce food and beverages has an impact on the climate and our future in a way that is unparalleled in history. This exhibition raises questions about what we will find on our plates in the near future, how to ensure there’s enough food for a growing population, and whether our protein will come mostly from plants and insects.

The theme of the exhibition will also be reflected in the museum’s programmes and restaurant offerings. Ask to see the Futuristic Menu at the museum bar.

To learn more about the Museum of Spirits and current exhibitions, click here.


Open hours

Please see the museum's hours of operation.


Prices

Admission: 130 SEK
Student & senior: 90 SEK
15-18 yeras: 60 SEK
0-14 years: Free