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Swedenborg’s Lusthus exhibition | Curator’s talk

EVENT: Swedenborg’s Lusthus exhibition | Curator’s talk

DATE: 24th February 2024 - 24th February 2024

TIME: 2pm - 4 pm

VENUE: Swedenborg House Gallery

CURATOR/S: Stephen McNeilly

SPEAKER/S: Stephen McNeilly

Find out more about the history and continued importance of Swedenborg’s eighteenth-century lusthus, or summerhouse, along with fascinating insights into the the artists and archival items involved in the new exhibition, Swedenborg’s Lusthus: On Memory and Place, with curator Stephen McNeilly.

Built as a wooden retreat at the far end of his garden in Stockholm in 1747 and serving as a focal point for his writing and otherworldly conversations, the lusthus has come to stand as an emblematic presence of Swedenborg’s visionary legacy for over 250 years.

The talk is free, but space is limited. Please book by the button above or RSVP by emailing


STEPHEN MCNEILLY is an editor, writer, artist, curator and museum director of Swedenborg House, and one of the leading scholars on Swedenborg in the UK. He has curated numerous exhibitions and events, the most recent being Concerning an Idea about Place (2023) and is the editor of numerous books including Swedenborg’s Lusthus.