Nationalmuseum

Nationalmuseum is Sweden's museum of art and design, located on the peninsula Blasieholmen in central Stockholm. The museum has been undergoing renovation since 2013 and will reopeon in October 2018. The New Nationalmuseum will be an open, visitor-friendly place where art can be experienced on both a large and a small scale – while preserving the integrity of the museum’s architectural heritage.

The museum exhibits an impressive art collection due to its benefactors, King Gustav III and Carl Gustaf Tessin. The museum was founded in 1792 as Kungliga Museet ("Royal Museum"), but the present building was opened in 1866, when it was renamed the Nationalmuseum.

The museum is home to about half a million drawings from the Middle Ages to 1900, prominent Rembrandt and Dutch 1700 century collection, and a collection of porcelain items, paintings, sculptures, and modern design. The museum also has an art library, open to the public as well as academics.

The building, built between 1844 and 1866, was inspired by North Italian Renaissance architecture. It is the design of the German architect Friedrich August Stüler, who also designed the Neues Museum in Berlin. The relatively closed exterior, save for the central entrance, gives no hint of the spacious interior dominated by the huge flight of stairs leading up to the topmost galleries.


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