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When Fotografiska opened a few years ago no one expected it to be a success. But the interest for photographic art seemed to be undervalued. They've shown an interesting mix of "big" names like Robert Mapplethorpe, Annie Leibovitz and (right now) Helmut Newton but always also some cutting edge from both well known photographers like Anders Peterson (the Swede who took the cover photo to Tom Waits album "Rain dogs") to the unknown. Today Fotografiska is one of the City's most popular museums, and its cafe has a wonderful view over Old town and Djurgården.
Fotografiska is a contender to Moderna Museet, the art museum that has had a remarkably high standard since the beginning of the sixties (they were very early with American pop art, for an example).
Abba The Museum opened this summer and is also good. Not only because it tells the story about the ever popular group, but also because it has Swedish music hall of fame and tells the story about our nations pop history. Which is not only for Swedes. We've exported everything from Roxette and the Hives to The Knife and First Aid Kit.