The anatomical theatre

‘They used to pour dried peas in a Swedish skull, then they would pour it into a Sami skull, some peas landed on the floor’ … this was one of the methodes used by the Institue of Racebiology to measure the volyme of the skulls.


In 1909 the Swedish Society of racial¬†hygiene was founded. Thanks to a majority in the Parliament the Swedish institute of Racebiology opened it’s doors as the first in the world, in 1923.
he institute used the anatomical theatre to explain in detail what the racial differences between the perfect Swede and the Sami people were.