Nationalmuseum acquires two Flemish masterpieces

Press releases   •   Sep 12, 2019 08:00 UTC

Nationalmuseum has acquired two important oil paintings by Frans Francken the Younger and Daniel Seghers, both influential artists in 17th-century Antwerp, the Golden Age of Flemish art.

Exhibition about 1989 at Nationalmuseum this autumn

Press releases   •   Aug 26, 2019 12:10 UTC

This autumn, Nationalmuseum features an exhibition on one of the most dramatic moments in history – the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. The exhibition, which opens on 5 September, takes a broad look at what happened within the visual culture during the upheavals of 1989.

New acquisition: Painting by the French painter Coupin de la Couperie

Press releases   •   Jul 30, 2019 07:30 UTC

Nationalmuseum recently acquired a work by French painter Marie-Philippe Coupin de la Couperie. The painting is called Raphael Adjusts Fornarina’s Hair Before Painting her Portrait and was put on display at the Saloon in 1824. It is a fine example of what is known as the Troubadour style, which became popular in the years following the French Revolution.

A five-year long acquisition project of Danish art at Nationalmuseum has been concluded

Press releases   •   Jul 16, 2019 07:30 UTC

When the Danish Golden Age exhibition at Nationalmuseum comes to an end on 21 July a chapter in the history of the museum will also come to an end. It will mark the end of an acquisition project of paintings from the Danish Golden Age , in all 90 paintings and the same number of drawings have been acquired and incorporated into the museum's collection, making it the largest outside of Denmark.

Exhibitions at Nationalmuseum this autumn

Press releases   •   Jul 10, 2019 06:30 UTC

New acquisition: Works by female artists working in France in the 1880s

Press releases   •   Jun 28, 2019 08:00 UTC

Nationalmuseum has acquired four artworks by Elisabeth Keyser, Ingeborg Westfelt-Eggertz, Jenny Nyström and Gerda Tirén. They were all female Swedish artists who spent time in France in the 1880s, an intense period of change within Swedish art.

Nationalmuseum acquires illustrations for Elsa Beskow’s The Tale of the Little, Little Old Woman

Press releases   •   May 29, 2019 07:00 UTC

Nationalmuseum has acquired the illustrations for the reworked edition of the beloved book The Tale of the Little, Little Old Woman, created in the late 1940’s. The book was Elsa Beskow’s debut piece and was first published in 1897.

The 2019 Portrait of Honour – Ingegerd Råman

Press releases   •   May 09, 2019 07:00 UTC

On Saturday, May 25th, this year’s Portrait of Honour will be unveiled at Gripsholm Castle. This year’s Portrait of Honour is the professor and designer Ingegerd Råman and was created by the photographer Bruno Ehrs. He has depicted both Ingegerd Råman's artistic ideals and her field of activity as a designer.

New acquisition: Glass installation by Ingalena Klenell

Press releases   •   May 08, 2019 08:00 UTC

Nationalmuseum has recently acquired an object by artist Ingalena Klenell in kiln-cast glass called There is a thread. Ingalena Klenell’s production in recent years has been characterised by suggestive, spatial installations based on impressions from the forested Nordic landscape.

Exhibitions – Summer 2019

Press releases   •   May 03, 2019 07:45 UTC

This summer Nationalmuseum in Stockholm has a Danish theme with the exhibitions The Danish Golden Age and Finn Juhl: Architectural Furniture Designer. Nationalmuseum Jamtli shows Nordic turn-of-the-century art in From Dawn till Dusk and at Läckö Castle modern glass art from 1960 onwards will be on show.

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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 16th 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.