How is the authority funded?

A government grant of SEK 138,5 million (2013 figure) is received annually, covering 60% of operating costs. External funding comes from admission fees, educational programs (guided tours, courses, lectures), sales of merchandise, etc. Sponsorship income makes up 5% of the total budget.

Private donations fund art purchases

Nationalmuseum receives no public funding for art purchases. Since acquisitions are part of its mandate, Nationalmuseum relies on private donations to purchase art for the national collections. We have access to the returns on investment from various foundations, which specify the type of art that can be purchased. The amount received depends on the performance of the stock market. Usually it is several million kronor a year, but it has to be spent in the way prescribed by each donor, so we cannot choose freely how to use this funding.

Picture: The ill-matched couple, Lucas Cranach the Elder

The ill-matched couple, Lucas Cranach the Elder

> Tipsa en vän

Opening hours:

Closed for re-hanging but the Museum Shop is open:
Tuesday–Friday 11am–5pm
Saturday an Sunday 12am–4pm
Mondays closed

At Konstakademien, Fredsgatan 12, Stockholm. 

Follow us:

Facebooks logotyp  Twitters logotyp  You Tubes logotyp

Instagrams logotyp   Flickr logotyp