Curators Corner-with Ingmarie Halling

Ingmarie Halling Creative Director/Curator at ABBA The Museum

I started working with film and theatre in 1976, and since then I've always worked in creative fields in one way or another. Having studied make up & wig design at Riksteatern, Sweden's national touring theatre, I took on many freelance jobs in the years that followed, mainly working with theatre, feature films, documentaries, TV commercials and rock/pop band tours. I also went on tour with ABBA, managing their make-up, clothes and some hair work.

To further develop in the industry, I completed a course at the Swedish Film Institute in film and theatre production in the '80s. This led to jobs that were more on the production side of things, still with a creative edge. My first very own TV studio set design was for a sports talk show. Despite a low budget and sparse resources, the program was a success. It became a confirmation of my creativity and after 12 years in TV sports show productions, I was asked to produce the new ABBA The Museum in 2008. Here, I became part of an exhilarating journey, one of great adventures and exciting challenges. I've quite simply started working again with one of the world's greatest pop groups, ABBA, but now in a way that I'd never imagined back then 30 years ago.

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