In The Red Studio you can draw, read, potter around, eat a picnic in the picnic room, breastfeed and rest. Visiting such a large museum makes a big impression! Here you can sit down and reflect on your experiences during your visit. Chat, discuss or draw your favourite piece from the museum. Perhaps you saw something you didn’t understand or were particularly curious about? Röda ateljén contains books and catalogues where you can read about the artworks in Nationalmuseum.
Röda ateljén is located on the entrance level, where all visitors have free admission.
A small section farthest from the entrance can be prebooked by out-of-school groups.
Food, skulls and other things
Röda ateljén is currently featuring the theme Still Life – pictures of food, skulls and other things. Nationalmuseum’s collections contain many examples of the type of painting known as still life: pictures of tables set for meals, flowers, musical instruments or other objects. The name comes from the Dutch still-leven, meaning quiet, immovable life.
Nowadays we can buy oranges, plums, tulips and many other things in the shops all year round, but it wasn’t always like this. On a large map, we show where these things were originally found. You can read more about them in the glossary on the opposite wall. Then you can go up to the art collection on Level 2 and look at some of our still-life paintings, including some that are several hundred years old.
A little girl and her grandmother in the Red Studio.