Nationalmuseum opens June 16 - exhibitions this summer and autumn

Press releases   •   May 29, 2020 08:00 UTC

Nationalmuseum will reopen to visitors under controlled conditions starting on June 16. To make this possible, the premises have been inspected measures taken to ensure compliance with the Public Health Agency of Sweden's social distancing recommendations. The restaurant and the shop will open at the same time as the museum.

New Acquisition: Jean Baptiste Oudry's Views from Arcueil

Press releases   •   May 05, 2020 07:00 UTC

Nationalmuseum has acquired two drawings with views from the garden and park of Arcueil by the French Rococo master Jean-Baptiste Oudry. The drawings depict a geometrically landscaped garden with elements of a freer park in a state of picturesque decay. This type of landscape had previously been completely lacking from the museum's large collection of works by Oudry.

New edition of the Art Bulletin of Nationalmuseum Stockholm

Press releases   •   Apr 28, 2020 07:00 UTC

A new edition of the Art Bulletin of Nationalmuseum Stockholm is now available. This time, it is a special double issue with scientific articles and information about the museum’s acquisitions over the course of 2017 and 2018. The publication is published in digital format, and is made available free of charge – both to read online and for downloading.

Nationalmuseum acquires a model study by Akseli Gallen-Kallela

Press releases   •   Apr 06, 2020 08:00 UTC

Akseli Gallen-Kallela is one of Finland's most famous artists and commonly referred to as a master of Realism and Symbolism. The newly acquired model study is from beginning of Gallen-Kallela’s artistic career, when he was still studying in Paris.

Nationalmuseum remains closed until further notice and changes upcoming exhibition programme

Press releases   •   Apr 03, 2020 14:04 UTC

On 20 March Nationalmuseum, together with most central museums, temporarily closed down activities in the museum building due to the situation with the new coronavirus. This closure is now valid until further notice, and the museum is working on different scenarios for when it might be possible to reopen. This means that some adjustments have had to be made in the upcoming exhibition programme.

Nationalmuseum, Moderna Museet and ArkDes will be closed until April 14

Press releases   •   Mar 18, 2020 18:43 UTC

Due to the situation with the new coronavirus, Nationalmuseum, Moderna Museet in Stockholm and Malmö and ArkDes has decided to temporarily close. Moderna Museet and ArkDes, who share facilities in Stockholm, will be closed starting March 19 and Nationalmuseum will close starting March 20. Preliminarily, all three museums will remain closed until April 14.

New exhibition of Pär Engsheden and Sara Danius’s Nobel Gowns at Nationalmuseum

Press releases   •   Mar 09, 2020 09:00 UTC

On March 26, an exhibition will open featuring the Nobel gowns that Pär Engsheden created for Sara Danius while she was Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy. They were developed in close collaboration, and each of them has its own story. The accessories worn with the gowns and photographs are also on display.

Nationalmuseum acquires a daguerreotype by Johan Wilhelm Bergström

Press releases   •   Mar 05, 2020 08:00 UTC

Nationalmuseum has acquired a central work in early Swedish photography, Johan Wilhelm Bergström's portrait of his wife Henriette Charlotta Catharina. The daguerreotype was probably created sometime in the mid-1840s, an era when Bergström was one of the very few portrait photographers working in Stockholm.

Nationalmuseum acquires a work by Artemisia Gentileschi

Press releases   •   Feb 24, 2020 12:00 UTC

Nationalmuseum has made a sensational new acquisition of a painting by the Italian artist Artemisia Gentileschi. The motif is Saint Catherine of Alexandria, a theme which recurs several times in Artemisia’s oeuvre. The painting will be on display in the galleries of the museum from February 25th.

Nationalmuseum acquires two glass sculptures by Rasmus Nossbring

Press releases   •   Feb 10, 2020 08:30 UTC

Nationalmuseum has acquired two glass sculptures by Rasmus Nossbring. They are part of a group of five, comprising Nossbring’s degree project at Konstfack in 2017. The glass sculptures are portraits of his former colleagues at Reijmyre Glassworks, capturing the everyday private moments in which the person is the most vulnerable.

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About Nationalmuseum Sweden

Nationalmuseum is Sweden’s museum of art and design. The collections include paintings, sculpture, drawings and graphic art from the 16th century up to the beginning of the 20th century and the collection of applied art and design up to the present day. The total amount of objects is around 700,000. The museum building closed for renovation in 2013 and reopened in autumn 2018. During 2019 the museum had almost 850 000 visits.

The emphasis of the collection of paintings is on Swedish 18th and 19th century painting. Dutch painting from the 17th century is also well represented, and the French 18th century collection is regarded as one of the best in the world. The works are made by artists such as Rembrandt, Rubens, Goya, Boucher, Watteau, Renoir and Degas as well as Swedish artists such as Anders Zorn, Carl Larsson, Ernst Josephson and Carl Fredrik Hill.

The collection of applied art and design consists of objects such as ceramics, textiles, glass and precious and non-precious metals as well as furniture and books etc. The collection of prints and drawings comprises works by Rembrandt, Watteau, Manet, Sergel, Carl Larsson, Carl Fredrik Hill and Ernst Josephson. Central are the 2,000 master drawings that Carl Gustaf Tessin acquired during his tour of duty as Sweden's ambassador to France in the 18th century.

Art and objects from Nationalmuseum’s collections can also be seen at several royal palaces such as Gripsholm, Drottningholm, Strömsholm, Rosersberg and Ulriksdal as well as in the Swedish Institute in Paris. The museum administers the Swedish National Portrait Gallery at Gripsholm Castle, the world’s oldest national portrait gallery and the Gustavsberg collection with approximately 45,000 objects manufactured at the Gustavsberg Porcelain Factory. Nationalmuseum also curates exhibitions at Nationalmuseum Jamtli and the Gustavsberg Porcelain Museum.

Nationalmuseum is a government authority with a task to promote art, interest in art and knowledge of art and that falls within the remit of the Swedish Ministry of Culture. The responsibility is to preserve and make art accessible and provide knowledge.