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.
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.
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.
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.
Press Releases • Sep 21, 2018 12:05 GMT
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Press Releases • May 07, 2018 07:05 GMT
Nationalmuseum houses Sweden's largest collection of drawings by the Dutch masters. The collection includes important works by Rembrandt and his pupils, as well as drawings by Abraham Bloemaert, Jan van Goyen, Herman Saftleven, Willem van de Velde, and many others. This richly illustrated catalogue of Dutch master drawings in Swedish public collections is the result of extensive research work.
Press Releases • Apr 16, 2018 13:00 GMT
A mirror just acquired by Nationalmuseum is among the most magnificent examples of Swedish Baroque ever produced. The ornately carved and gilded frame contains engraved, inset plate glass. The mirror’s unusually well-documented origins go back to the initial order.
Press Releases • Mar 15, 2018 15:15 GMT
Nationalmuseum has acquired a portrait of film legend Garbo, produced in 1928 by American photographer Edward Steichen. It was part of an entire series published in Vanity Fair. The portrait is an interesting example of contemporary avant-garde photography involving an extreme close-up.
New acquisition: A 17th century drawing by François Chavueau of Queen Kristina entering Paris in 1656
Press Releases • Feb 20, 2018 15:00 GMT
The Nationalmuseum has acquired a drawing by François Chauveau depicting the procession of Queen Kristina’s solemn entry into Paris on 8 September 1656. She was then at the height of her sovereign fame and large crowds of people had gathered on the streets of the city to get a glimpse of the Queen. Until now, the drawing has been part of a private art collection in France.
Press Releases • Jan 16, 2018 14:10 GMT
Nationalmuseum has acquired a piece created by the Swedish sculptor Agnes de Frumerie (1869-1937) in collaboration with the French ceramist Edmond Lachenal (1855-1948). The sculpture, which is a nearly one meter tall relief made of glazed stoneware, depicts a group of people in an arc shaped opening.
Press Releases • Dec 18, 2017 10:45 GMT
Nationalmuseum has acquired three paintings from early 19th century France, by the artists Étienne Bouhot and Charles Marie Bouton. The trio of works reflect the era's fascination with city views and different forms of spatiality. These images of everyday life are utterly unsentimental. Perspective and light are important artistic tools that can be used to create a sense of illusion.
Press Releases • Nov 16, 2017 12:00 GMT
Nationalmuseum has acquired three drawings by Edme Bouchardon (1698–1762), François Boucher (1703–70) and Nicolas Bernard Lépicié (1735–84), leading artists of the French 18th century. The works comprise two portraits and a figure study for one of the museum’s most famous paintings, The Triumph of Venus.
Press Releases • Nov 08, 2017 11:00 GMT
To mark the 40th birthday of HRH Crown Princess Victoria, the Friends of Nationalmuseum have presented the National Portrait Collection at Gripsholm Castle with a photographic portrait by Thron Ullberg depicting the princess in one of her favourite settings, the Gustav III Pavilion at Haga.
Press Releases • Oct 17, 2017 12:00 GMT
Nationalmuseum has acquired works by three French Romantic painters who worked in Rome in the early 19th century. The three paintings straddle the boundary of the plein air and vernacular genres. Although based on direct observation of the scene, all three are believed to have been wholly or partially painted in the studio. To varying degrees, figures lend the works a narrative character.
Press Releases • Sep 18, 2017 09:00 GMT
Nationalmuseum has added the ceramic sculpture Alphabet Aerobics E–16 by Anton Alvarez to its collection. Alvarez’s art is an ongoing study of how he can create artefacts while liberating himself from the creation process and the expectations and traditions of the world at large.