New acquisition: The Seven Years’ Throne by Knut Fjaestad

Press Releases   •   Dec 19, 2018 14:12 GMT

Nationalmuseum has recently acquired a so called “stabbestol” chair with large snow-laden branches build up the back. This unique chair was designed and carved by Knut Fjaestad and took seven years to manufacture and it was completed in 1914. The length of the process earned the chair its name, The Seven Years’ Throne.

Exhibitions at Nationalmuseum 2019

Press Releases   •   Dec 17, 2018 13:00 GMT

The Danish Golden Age at Nationalmuseum Next Spring

Press Releases   •   Dec 14, 2018 08:00 GMT

In the spring and summer of 2019, Nationalmuseum will present the exhibition The Danish Golden Age, which comprises the very best of Danish painting from 1800 to 1864. The exhibition includes more than 300 works and is a joint production by Nationalmuseum, the National Gallery of Denmark and the Petit Palais City of Paris’ Museum of Fine Arts.

New Acquisition: Boats in Front of the Grotto in the Park at Méréville by Hubert Robert

Press Releases   •   Nov 21, 2018 08:00 GMT

Nationalmuseum recently acquired a small painting by Hubert Robert that shows a view of the park in Méréville, probably executed in 1786-87. Robert has primarily become known for his picturesque vedute of Rome, often composed of a fantasized conglomeration of various famous ruins and monuments.

New acquisition: Uno Åhrén’s unique cabinet from 1924

Press Releases   •   Oct 24, 2018 07:45 GMT

In conjunction with the reopening of Nationalmuseum, the association Nationalmusei Vänner has donated Uno Åhrén’s unique cabinet called The Garden of Eden, also known as The Paradise Cabinet. It was displayed in a ladies’ drawing room, or a boudoir, at the 1925 Paris Exhibition, that was furnished by the architect Uno Åhrén.

​New ways to exhibit art and design at the renovated Nationalmuseum

Press Releases   •   Oct 13, 2018 06:45 GMT

In parallel with the renovation of Nationalmuseum, extensive work to create totally new presentations of the museum's collections has taken place behind the scenes. Among other things, visitors notice that the various art forms are displayed side by side, accompanied by a chronological narrative.

The children are first to arrive at Nationalmuseum

Press Releases   •   Oct 09, 2018 06:45 GMT

After five years of moving, renovation and reconstruction, Nationalmuseum once again opens its doors to visitors on 13 October. But on 10 October the museum is giving a sneak peek to school children from Boden in the north to Hässleholm in the south. They will get to see, listen to, taste and create things along with the museum’s art educators.

​Nationalmuseum reopens on 13 October

Press Releases   •   Oct 03, 2018 06:45 GMT

On Saturday 13 October, Nationalmuseum will reopen its doors after five years of moving, renovations and reconstruction. At 11.00, the inauguration ceremony will commence on the museum steps outdoors with an inaugural speech. HM King Carl will then cut the ribbon and there will be musical performances by Tensta Gospel Choir, KITOK, Frida Hyvönen and Sofia Karlsson.

Temporary exhibitions this autumn at Nationalmuseum

Press Releases   •   Sep 21, 2018 12:05 GMT

Frida Fjellman creates unique sculpture for Nationalmuseum

Press Releases   •   Sep 14, 2018 06:55 GMT

Thanks to a donation from the Bengt Julin Fund, part of the Friends of Nationalmuseum, Nationalmuseum’s newly-renovated building will feature a unique artistic adornment. The artist Frida Fjellman has created a sculpture in glass, wood and metal.

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About Nationalmuseum Sweden

Nationalmuseum is Sweden’s museum of art and design. The collections comprise some 700,000 objects, including older paintings, sculpture, drawings and graphic art from the late Middle Ages up to the beginning of the 20th Century. The collection of applied art and design spans from the 14th Century to the present day.

The museum building has currently been renovated and reopened October 13th, 2018.

Before its closure for renovation, the museum received around 400,000 visitors a year, attracted by the works of Rembrandt, Boucher, Watteau, Renoir, Goya, Dürer, among others. The collection of Nordic art is particularly prominent thanks to works by Anders Zorn, Carl Larsson and Alexander Roslin. Alongside painting, drawing, sculpture and applied art, the audience may also experience the development of 20th Century design with frequent, new acquisitions of contemporary design.

Included in Nationalmuseum’s collection is also the Swedish National Portrait Gallery at Gripsholm Castle, the world’s oldest national portrait gallery with more than 5,000 historical and contemporary portraits. The museum collections may also be visited at other royal palaces around Sweden, as well as at The Gustavsberg Porcelain Collection in the Stockholm area and the Tessin Institute in Paris.

Nationalmuseum is a government authority that falls within the remit of the Swedish Ministry of Culture. Our mission is to preserve the nation’s cultural heritage, provide knowledge and expertise, and to promote public access to art.