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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Press releases • Jan 23, 2020 08:24 UTC
On 20 February, an exhibition of iconic works and how they have influenced contemporary artists opens at Nationalmuseum in Sweden. One of the exhibition’s key questions is why some works of art have become more famous than others? Artists in the exhibition include Marina Abramović, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Nancy Fouts, Mark Karasick, Sara Masüger, Kiki Smith, Yinka Shonibare and Henrik Jonsson.
Press releases • Jan 10, 2020 08:00 UTC
Nationalmuseum has acquired the painting Adam in Paradise by the Danish artist Kristian Zahrtmann. It is one of a group of erotic depictions of men which were perceived at the time as being too provocative and ended up in private collections. Thanks to the acquisition, the painting will be one of only a few to be given a permanent place in public.
Press releases • Dec 05, 2019 09:00 UTC
Nationalmuseum has recently acquired a number of rare objects made of silver plated brass, known as argent haché, from the late 18th century. Few of these objects have survived to the present day, and the museum’s collections had thus previously lacked examples of this important part of Swedish design history.
Press releases • Nov 29, 2019 12:23 UTC
As part of their assignment to preserve and collect form and design, Nationalmuseum in Stockholm has now started a collection of Swedish fashion items with high artistic originality, created from the year 2000 and on. The collection started with the donation of a dress by Martin Bergström and five dresses designed by Pär Engsheden for Sara Danius.
Press releases • Nov 08, 2019 08:45 UTC
Nationalmuseum has acquired two physiognomic self-portraits painted by the French artist, Joseph Ducreux, one of the foremost artists at the court of Louis XVI. Ducreux’s portraiture exhibits strong influences of naturalism and is characterized by the artist’s ability to capture a specific facial expression or emotional state.
Press releases • Nov 05, 2019 06:45 UTC
Anna Ottani Cavina is Professor Emeritus of Art History, University of Bologna. In this year’s Tessin Lecture she will talk about Inventing the Landscape: The Origin of Outdoor Painting in Italy in the Early Nineteenth Century, the rise of plein air when artists abandoned their studios and took to painting straight from nature.
Press releases • Oct 11, 2019 08:00 UTC
Since reopening last year, Nationalmuseum has become a success with visitors. In just one year, the museum has had more than one million visits, which is around three times more than before the renovation took place.
Press releases • Oct 08, 2019 07:00 UTC
Nationalmuseum has recently acquired a sculpture in terracotta by Verner Åkerman depicting Pierre Louis Alexandre. Pierre Louis Alexandre is primarily known as a model at the Academy of Fine Arts in the latter part of the 1800s and there are many surviving studies of him. However, the acquired sculpture is the only one of its kind known today.
Press releases • Sep 30, 2019 10:55 UTC
The exhibition Hella Jongerius – Breathing Colour opens at Nationalmuseum in Sweden on October 17th. Internationally renowned star designer, Hella Jongerius displays her many years of artistic research into colour, light and materiality.