Universitetet metro station

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Universitetet
Stockholm metro symbol.svg Stockholm metro station
Stockholm subway universitetet 20050808 001.jpg
Universitetet metro station, northbound platform
Station statistics
Coordinates 59°21′54″N 18°3′16″E / 59.36500°N 18.05444°E / 59.36500; 18.05444Coordinates: 59°21′54″N 18°3′16″E / 59.36500°N 18.05444°E / 59.36500; 18.05444
Other information
Opened 1975
Owned by Storstockholms Lokaltrafik
Services
Preceding station   Stockholm metro   Following station
toward Fruängen
T14 line
Location
Universitetet Tunnelbana.png

Universitetet ("the University") is a Metro station in the Frescati area, close to Stockholm University (Stockholms universitet), and the Museum of Natural History. It was opened on 12 January 1975.[1]

Since the 1990s, the art on the station consists of tiles featuring Carl von Linné and the UN Declaration of Universal Human Rights. This artwork is by Belgian and Parisian artist Françoise Schein. The station includes 12 large tiles panels all dedicated to the travels of Linné around the Baltic.[2] The artist used the travels as the starting point to develop the theme of nature and the ecological problems we are all living now in the world. The work was created in Lisbon on azulejos tiles, then brought to Stockholm. It represents in its conception and its production a real European work of art.

Not far from the station is the Universitetet railway station and several bus lines.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tub2 line 24 Universitetet
  2. ^ Carl von Linné or the Art of Looking Françoise Schein

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