Stockholm 12 August 2020
New acquisition: Highchair HI 56 by Stig Lönngren and Lars Larsson
Nationalmuseum has received a HI 56 Highchair as a gift to the collections. The orange children’s highchair was designed by the interior designer Stig Lönngren and was made of birch plywood by carpenter Lars Larsson. Both were members of the HI Group which
Stockholm 1 July 2020
Nationalmuseum receives gift of filigree beakers by Rudolf Wittkopf
Nationalmuseum has received two filigree beakers with covers in partly gilded silver, produced in Stockholm in 1698. They are exquisite examples of Swedish crafts from the end of the 17th century and tell of a somewhat strange episode in the history of
Stockholm 10 June 2020
Nationalmuseum acquires magnificent urn made at the Gustavsberg Porcelain Factory
Nationalmuseum har förvärvat en så kallad prakturna med ett motiv där Moder Svea prisar svensk industri tillverkad vid Gustavsbergs porslinsfabrik. Efter att ha ropats in på en auktion i London har den nu kunnat återföras till Sverige. Förvärvet är en
Stockholm 5 May 2020
New Acquisition: Jean Baptiste Oudry's Views from Arcueil
Nationalmuseum has acquired two drawings with views from the garden and park of Arcueil by the French Rococo master Jean-Baptiste Oudry. The drawings depict a geometrically landscaped garden with elements of a freer park in a state of picturesque decay.
Stockholm 6 April 2020
Nationalmuseum acquires a model study by Akseli Gallen-Kallela
Akseli Gallen-Kallela is one of Finland's most famous artists and commonly referred to as a master of Realism and Symbolism.The newly acquired model study is from beginning of Gallen-Kallela’s artistic career, when he was still studying in Paris.
Stockholm 18 mars 2020
Nationalmuseum, Moderna Museet and ArkDes will be closed through April 14
Due to the situation with the new coronavirus, Moderna Museet in Stockholm and Malmö, Nationalmuseum and ArkDes has decided to temporarily close. Nationalmuseum will close starting March 20m Moderna Museet and ArkDes will be closed starting March 19. all
Stockholm 5 March, 2020
Nationalmuseum acquires a daguerreotype by Johan Wilhelm Bergström
Nationalmuseum has acquired a central work in early Swedish photography, Johan Wilhelm Bergström's portrait of his wife Henriette Charlotta Catharina, probably created sometime in the mid-1840s. The incredible sharpness and delicate composition of the image
Stockholm 24 February, 2020
Nationalmuseum acquires a work by Artemisia Gentileschi
Nationalmuseum has made a sensational new acquisition of a painting by the Italian artist Artemisia Gentileschi. The motif is Saint Catherine of Alexandria, a theme which recurs several times in Artemisia’s oeuvre. The painting will be on display from
Stockholm 10 february 2020
Nationalmuseum acquires two glass sculptures by Rasmus Nossbring
Nationalmuseum has acquired two glass sculptures by Rasmus Nossbring. They are part of a group of five, comprising Nossbring’s degree project at Konstfack in 2017. The glass sculptures are portraits of his former colleagues at Reijmyre Glassworks, capturing
Stockholm 5 December 2019
Rare Objects in Argent Haché acquired by Nationalmuseum
Nationalmuseum has recently acquired a number of rare objects made of silver plated brass, known as argent haché, from the late 18th century. Few of these objects have survived to the present day, and the museum’s collections had thus previously lacked
Stockholm 8 november 2019
Nationalmuseum acquires two self-portraits by Joseph Ducreux
Nationalmuseum has acquired two physiognomic self-portraits painted by the French artist, Joseph Ducreux, one of the foremost artists at the court of Louis XVI. Ducreux’s portraiture exhibits strong influences of naturalism and is characterized by the
Stockholm 10 oktober 2019
New acquisition: Verner Åkerman’s sculpture of Pierre Louis Alexandre
Nationalmuseum har nyligen förvärvat en skulptur i terrakotta av Verner Åkerman föreställande Pierre Louis Alexandre. Pierre Louis Alexandre är främst känd som modell vid Konstakademien under senare delen av 1800-talet och det finns många bevarade studier
Stockholm 24 september 2019
Alexander Tallén receives this year’s Young Applied Artists award
The 2019 Young Applied Artists goes to the ceramist Alexander Tallén from Stockholm. With a fascination for a smaller format, he presents the times we live in as figurines, displaying inspirations from the 18th century.
Stockholm 12 September 2019
New acquisition: Two Flemish masterpieces
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.
New acquisition: 18th-century French master drawings
Stockholm 30 July 2019
New acquisition: Painting by the French painter Coupin de la Couperie
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.
Stockholm 16 July 2019
A five-year long acquisition project of Danish art at Nationalmuseum has been concluded
When the Danish Golden Age exhibition at Nationalmuseum comes to an end on 21 July and moves on to Copenhagen, 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
Stockholm June 28, 2019
New acquisition: Works by female artists working in France in the 1880s
Artworks by Elisabeth Keyser, Ingeborg Westfelt-Eggertz, Jenny Nyström and Gerda Tirén, important additions to the collections in order to be able to present a more complete picture of what the art scene was actually like in the late 1800s.
Stockholm 29 May, 2019
Nationalmuseum acquires illustrations for Elsa Beskow’s The Tale of the Little, Little Old Woman
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.
Stockholm 8 May 2019
New acquisition: Glass installation by Ingalena Klenell
A bold and innovative example of glass in our time, commenting on man's relationship to nature.
Stockholm 22 March 2019
New Acquisition: Three English Miniaturists
An important addition to the museum’s collection of portrait miniatures, which is one of the foremost in the world.