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​Second digital edition of Art Bulletin of Nationalmuseum now available

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​Second digital edition of Art Bulletin of Nationalmuseum now available

The latest edition of the Art Bulletin of Nationalmuseum is now available. The Art Bulletin is an academic journal in digital format, published annually in English. Since 2014 it has been an entirely digital publication, available to download and read free of charge either in full or as individual articles.

The lavishly illustrated Art Bulletin highlights significant new acquisitions, publishes academic articles that shed light on Nationalmuseum’s collections, and reports on the museum’s exhibition program. Most of the contributors are on staff at Nationalmuseum. This year’s edition, Volume 21, includes ten articles about key acquisitions during the year, two academic articles, and a shorter notice. The contributors are Mikael Ahlund, Anders Bengtsson, Ulf Cederlöf, Micael Ernstell, Carina Fryklund, Thomas Fusenig, Margareta Gynning, Per Hedström, Magnus Olausson, Carl-Johan Olsson, and Eva Qviberg.

Originally a print journal, the Art Bulletin switched to digital publication in 2014 and is freely available online. The move to digital format is part of Nationalmuseum’s drive to promote open access to academic information. In its new, digital form, the Art Bulletin is completely free of charge and can be easily downloaded from the Nationalmuseum website, either as an entire journal in high- or low-resolution format or as individual articles in high-resolution format.

The Art Bulletin is published via Uppsala University’s DiVA portal, a publishing system for academic research and student theses, with a digital archive to store publications securely in the long term. The DiVA project is open to all universities, publicly funded research institutions, and government agencies in Sweden and abroad. As well as the full text of the Art Bulletin of Nationalmuseum, DiVA contains a full catalogue of all Nationalmuseum print publications. Nationalmuseum has been part of DiVA since 2013.

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Domenico Fetti, David with the Head of Goliath, c.1618/20. Photo: Cecilia Heisser/Nationalmuseum

Nationalmuseum is Sweden’s premier museum of art and design. The collections comprise older paintings, sculpture, drawings and graphic art, and applied art and design up to the present day. The museum building is currently under renovation and scheduled to open again in 2018. In the meantime, the museum will continue its activities through collaborations both in Sweden and abroad as well as temporary exhibitions at the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts, Fredsgatan 12 and Nationalmuseum Design at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern in Stockholm. Nationalmuseum has partnerships with Svenska Dagbladet and the Grand Hôtel Stockholm, and acknowledges the support of FCB Fältman & Malmén.


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Press contact Hanna Tottmar +46 (0)8 5195 4400

Welcome to Nationalmuseum Sweden!

Nationalmuseum is Sweden’s museum of art and design. The collections include paintings, sculpture, drawings and graphic art from the 16th century up to the beginning of the 20th century and the collection of applied art and design up to the present day. The total amount of objects is around 700,000. .

The emphasis of the collection of paintings is on Swedish 18th and 19th century painting. Dutch painting from the 17th century is also well represented, and the French 18th century collection is regarded as one of the best in the world. The works are made by artists such as Rembrandt, Rubens, Goya, Boucher, Watteau, Renoir and Degas as well as Swedish artists such as Anders Zorn, Carl Larsson, Ernst Josephson and Carl Fredrik Hill.

The collection of applied art and design consists of objects such as ceramics, textiles, glass and precious and non-precious metals as well as furniture and books etc. The collection of prints and drawings comprises works by Rembrandt, Watteau, Manet, Sergel, Carl Larsson, Carl Fredrik Hill and Ernst Josephson. Central are the 2,000 master drawings that Carl Gustaf Tessin acquired during his tour of duty as Sweden's ambassador to France in the 18th century.

Art and objects from Nationalmuseum’s collections can also be seen at several royal palaces such as Gripsholm, Drottningholm, Strömsholm, Rosersberg and Ulriksdal as well as in the Swedish Institute in Paris. The museum administers the Swedish National Portrait Gallery at Gripsholm Castle, the world’s oldest national portrait gallery and the Gustavsberg collection with approximately 45,000 objects manufactured at the Gustavsberg Porcelain Factory. Nationalmuseum also curates exhibitions at Nationalmuseum Jamtli and the Gustavsberg Porcelain Museum.

Nationalmuseum is a government authority with a mandate to preserve cultural heritage and promote art, interest in art and knowledge of art and that falls within the remit of the Swedish Ministry of Culture.