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.

New Acquisition: Portrait of retired farmer P.A. Söderström, by Sune Jonsson

Press Releases   •   Aug 17, 2018 08:00 GMT

The National Museum has acquired a portrait of P.A. Söderström, a retired farmer. It was taken in 1962 by the photographer Sune Jonsson. It was included in the book Images of the Children of Grace. The portrait is an interesting example of Jonsson's documentary photography, and is also one of the few representations of a small farmer in Sweden’s National Portrait Gallery.

New Acquisitions - Three Travelling German Artists

Press Releases   •   Jul 16, 2018 06:00 GMT

​Nationalmuseum has acquired three landscapes by travelling German artists. Ernst Fries’ The Waterfalls at Tivoli with the Ponte Lupo, Temple of Vesta, and Temple of Sibyl, Carl Morgenstern's View towards Sorrento, and Georg Eduard Otto Saal’s Study of Vermafossen Waterfall. Nationalmuseum’s collections previously contained no works of this kind by German artists.

Nationalmuseum has acquired a key work in Swedish Neoclassicism

Press Releases   •   Jun 18, 2018 09:10 GMT

Nationalmuseum has acquired a painting by Per Krafft the Younger (1777-1863) depicting the blind former general Belisarius. This painting ought to be regarded as one of the most prominent Swedish works executed in the French Neoclassical style.

New acquisition: Drawing by Italian master Salvator Rosa

Press Releases   •   May 16, 2018 13:20 GMT

Nationalmuseum has acquired a work by one of the foremost Italian artists of the seventeenth century, Salvator Rosa (1615-1673). The work belongs to a distinct and important category within Rosa’s artistic production, his panel drawings. Nationalmuseum is now second only to the Pitti Palace in Florence in having such a distinguished collection of this type of work by the artist.

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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.