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Exhibition about the furniture architect Finn Juhl at Nationalmuseum

Exhibition about the furniture architect Finn Juhl at Nationalmuseum

Press Releases   •   Jan 22, 2019 08:00 GMT

In the spring and summer of 2019, Nationalmuseum will mount an exhibition about the Danish architect and furniture designer Finn Juhl. One of the most influential Scandinavian furniture designers of the 20th century will be presented through an exclusive selection of his furniture, artwork and crafts.

New acquisition: Two 18th century portrait drawings

New acquisition: Two 18th century portrait drawings

Press Releases   •   Jan 18, 2019 08:00 GMT

Nationalmuseum has acquired two 18th century portrait drawings. One is a self-portrait of Louis-Jean-François Lagrenée, while the other, by Johann-Ernst Heinsius, depicts an unknown woman. Both works are fully elaborated and demonstrate a technical virtuosity which captures both the personality and vitality of their subjects.

New acquisition: The Seven Years’ Throne by Knut Fjaestad

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

Exhibitions at Nationalmuseum 2019

Press Releases   •   Dec 17, 2018 13:00 GMT

The Danish Golden Age at Nationalmuseum Next Spring

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

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

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

​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

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

​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
Frida Fjellman creates unique sculpture for Nationalmuseum

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

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

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

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

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.

Nationalmuseum publishes a catalogue of drawings by the Dutch masters

Nationalmuseum publishes a catalogue of drawings by the Dutch masters

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.

New acquisition: Mirror ordered by Count Fabian Wrede in the 1690s

New acquisition: Mirror ordered by Count Fabian Wrede in the 1690s

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.

New acquisition: Greta Garbo by Edward Steichen

New acquisition: Greta Garbo by Edward Steichen

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

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.