Nationalmuseum, incorporating Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde, is a government authority with a mandate to preserve cultural heritage and promote art, interest in art and knowledge of art.
This mandate is set out in an annual letter of instruction from government. The Director General of Nationalmuseum acts as chief executive officer of the authority and director of Nationalmuseum. Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde, an art museum on Djurgården island in Stockholm, has its own director and board.
Preserve, make accessible and provide knowledge
Our activities are founded on the national collection of older art up to around 1900 and older applied art and design up to the present day.
Nationalmuseum’s mandate has three pillars: to preserve, make accessible and help build knowledge. Our activities are also intended to put social development in perspective and make us a player in contemporary society.
One of the Frescoes on the six wall panels of Nationalmuseum's lower staircase, by Carl Larsson, depicting the architects Nicodemus Tessin the Younger and Carl Hårleman.