I’m Curator of Digital Collections at ArkDes in Stockholm, Sweden. Here you'll find blog posts on digital aspects of museum practice as well as more personal posts.


  • 🤖🖼 Twitterbot med konstverk från Digitalt museum

    I fredags knåpade jag ihop en twitterbot som en gång om dagen twittrar ett konstverk av Fritz von Dardel (1817–1901). Tänkte berätta hur jag gjorde så att det blir enklare för nästa person som vill bygga en twitterbot med konstverk hämtade från Digitalt museum. […]

  • Emojimuseet – a chatbot experiment

    Back in October 2017, I soft-launched a Swedish clone of the lovely Twitter chatbot NYPL Emoji Bot. Basically it is a node app listening to Twitter mentions aimed at @Emojimuseet which 1) checks if there’s an emoji in the tweet, and if there is 2) replies with a URL pulled from a static JSON file. There’s also a ”status” script that tweets a random emoji with matching URL which can be run by a cron job at regular intervals. […]

  • Levels of Open Source, Revisited

    In a previous blog post, I tried to characterize four levels of open source usage in the museum sector. I’d like to return to these levels, adding examples from my own workplace, the Nordic Museum. […]

  • Programming Goals for 2017

    Working with digital media in museums means I’m trying to understand two vastly different fields at the same time: technology and the humanities. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the pace of technological innovation when I’m involved in only a handful of digital projects per year. By the time I figure out how to be a decent client in, say, ordering a multi-platform mobile app using Titanium, every developer in the field has switched to new frameworks and platforms. At the Nordic Museum we mainly deal with websites and web apps, so my focus is on html/javascript. Even if we could keep our investments that that narrow (there are also Objective C, Java and Python projects to keep functional) there’s a wide range of web apps using Wordpress & Drupal, PHP, Node.js and a bunch of other frameworks to maintain. […]

  • Open Source in Museums – Now What?

    I didn’t participate in last week’s Museums and the Web conference in Los Angeles, but I followed the twitter conversation from home most nights (that’s what happens when there’s a 9 hour time difference). […]

  • Digitalt på Nordiska museet

    Första året på Nordiska museet har passerat och snart är det dags för några månaders föräldraledighet. Tänkte bara lägga upp länkar till två digitala projekt jag varit inblandad i: den interaktiva kartan Tidskikaren och nyöppnade utställningen Med smak av humle – odla och brygg. […]

  • Nordiska museet on Wikimedia Commons

    New blog post over at the Nordiska museet Department of New Media blog (where I’ll be posting more regularly from now on): how are Nordiska museet’s images used on Wikipedia? […]

  • #AskACurator: book recommendations

    Today’s date is September 17, and that means it’s #AskACurator day. I used the opportunity to ask for book recommendations on the history of museums. […]

  • Vad är en digital utställning?

    Häromdagen efterlyste Kristoffer Soldal, projektledare på Nordiskt centrum för kulturarvspedagogik, exempel på bra digitala utställningar. […]

  • Open Source Museum Apps

    Museum apps are becoming more and more common around the world. Very few apps, however, are available as open source. Considering the public funding of most museums, it might be interesting to discuss whether our apps should be released to the public more often. […]