Redevelopment of Norrmalm
The redevelopment of Norrmalm was a major revision of the city plan for lower Norrmalm district in Stockholm, principally decided by the Stockholm town council in 1945, realised during the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s. The renewal resulted in most of the old Klara quarters being replaced for the modern city of Stockholm, according to rigorist CBD ideas, while the Stockholm subway was facilitated through the city; as a result of the project, over 750 buildings were demolished to make way for new infrastructure and redevelopment. The renewal of Norrmalm was the largest Swedish urban development project to date and engaged a large part of Sweden's architectural élite; the Norrmalm renewal has been criticised and admired throughout Sweden and internationally, is regarded as one of the larger and most full-of-character of all city renewals in Europe in the aftermath of World War II including the cities that were damaged during the war. Key politicians behind the massive urban renewal project included Hjalmar Mehr.
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Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts
The Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts called the Royal Academy, is located in Stockholm, Sweden. An independent organization that promotes the development of painting, sculpture and other fine arts, it is one of several Swedish Royal Academies; the Royal Institute of Art, an art school, once an integral part of the Academy, was broken out in 1978 as an independent entity directly under the supervision of the Ministry of Education. In 1735, Carl Gustaf Tessin set up a drawing school at Stockholm Castle, naming it the Royal Drawing Academy, it was modeled after French academies of the day as a gathering place for established artists and art connoisseurs. The painters Guillaume Taraval, Johan Henrik Scheffel, Olof Arenius and the architect Carl Hårleman taught there, the first group of students included Johan Pasch. In 1766, the academy expanded its activities following a parliamentary decree. In 1768, its name was changed to the Royal Academy of Sculpture. In 1773, King Gustav III wrote the first statutes for the academy's organization.
At the time, the curriculum spanned architecture, anatomy, theory of perspective, cultural history. The late 18th century is considered the first golden age of the Royal Academy, when great artists of the time such as Johan Tobias Sergel were elected as members and taught there. In 1810, it was renamed again to Royal Swedish Academy of the name it still bears today. By the 1830s, there was beginning to be opposition to the Royal Academy's commitment to traditional academic art. In addition, while both men and women could be elected as members of the academy, at the time women could only study art by special permission before 1864, when women students where accepted; the Stockholm Art Association was formed to offer exhibition alternatives, an Impressionist artist's group known as "The Opponents" arose as well. In 1780, the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture moved from Stockholm Castle into a 17th palace designed by the architect Nicodemus Tessin the Elder on Fredsgatan street in the city center.
In the years 1842–46 it was redesigned by the architect Fredrik Blom and an extension was added in 1893–96. List of Swedish artists The Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts
Dagens Nyheter, abbreviated DN, is a daily newspaper in Sweden. It is published in aspires to full national and international coverage. Dagens Nyheter was founded by Rudolf Wall in December 1864; the first issue was published on 23 December 1864. During its initial period the paper was published in the morning. In 1874 the paper became a joint stock company, its circulation in 1880 was 15,000 copies. In the 1890s, Wall left Dagens Nyheter and soon after, the paper became the organ of the Liberal Party. From 1946 to 1959 Herbert Tingsten was the executive editor; the newspaper is owned by the Bonnier Group. Dagens Nyheter operates from the so-called "DN-skrapan" in Stockholm; this was designed by the architect Paul Hedqvist. It has 27 floors, none of which are underground. In 1996, the entire enterprise moved to its current location on Gjörwellsgatan, adjacent to the old tower; the newspaper Expressen owned by the Bonnier Group, is located in this building as well. Opinion leaders choose Dagens Nyheter as the venue for publishing major opinion editorials.
The stated position of the editorial page is "independently liberal". However, it left its formal alliance with the liberal establishment in the country in 1972. In the 1960s the circulation of Dagens Nyheter was much higher than that of other Swedish dailies; the paper has the largest circulation among the Swedish morning newspapers followed by Göteborgs-Posten and Svenska Dagbladet, is the only morning newspaper, distributed to subscribers across the whole country. In 2001 its circulation was 361,000 copies; the 2004 circulation of the paper was 363,000 copies. The circulation of the paper was 363,100 copies in weekdays in 2005 and had dropped to 292,300 copies in 2010. In 2013, the print edition of Dagens Nyheter had a circulation of 282,800 copies, reaching an approximate 758,000 persons every day; the web edition, dn.se, had on average 1.5 million unique visitors per week during 2013. List of newspapers in Sweden Official website in Swedish
Stockholm City Museum
The Stockholm City Museum is a museum documenting and exhibiting the history of Stockholm. The museum is housed in Södra Stadshuset at Slussen on Södermalm; the building was completed in 1685. In the 1930s the museum moved in and opened to the public in 1942; the museum is the largest municipal museum in Sweden, houses collections which include 300,000 items of historical interest. The City Museum closed for renovation January 12, 2015 and will open again in 2019; the museum is governed by the Cultural Sports Division of the City of Stockholm. The city museum, the Museum of Medieval Stockholm and Stockholmia Förlag operate as one department within the division. All political decisions are made by the specialist committee for Cultural Affairs where – as of January 1, 2007 – Madeleine Sjöstedt from the Liberal People's Party is chairman. One of the museum's units – Cultural Heritage Department – "Kulturmiljöenheten" – is the City of Stockholm's cultural historical authority in relation to city planning proposals, building conversion and other changes to the city's visual appearance.
The museum has two permanent exhibitions, one called "The Stockholm Exhibition – Based on a true story". The first part of the Stockholm exhibition was opened in 2010, it tells the history of Stockholm from the first sign of settlements until the future ideas of children. It is all about buildings, streets and water as well as of the inhabitants who fills the city with life. At the exhibition you may find a unique painting of Stockholm during the 17th century; the second part of "The Stockholm Exhibition" was opened in April 2011. It focuses on the part of the history of Stockholm; the exhibition tells their story. The other permanent exhibition is "About houses – Architecture & building preservation in Stockholm"; the exhibition guides the visitor through different historical building styles and show examples from the end of last century until the 1970s. Among kitchen cabinets and door handles, you get knowledge of that, typical of the times and in many cases worthy of preservation. A house with historical value is something to be proud of and worth taking care of for the future!
Aside from the permanent exhibition and the main exhibitions, the museum most has a few smaller exhibitions open, such as photographic exhibitions. ABBA City Walk A walking tour of Abba land and 1970s Stockholm! Starting at the City Hall where Benny performed for the first time, the tour continues via the Sheraton Hotel, one of many places ABBA videos were recorded, one of the city’s most distinctive 1970s landmarks. Stieg Larsson Millennium-tour Follow along in Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander’s footsteps while getting additional background information about the characters and the author; the walk starts at Bellmangatan 1, where Mikael Blomkvist lives passes the Millennium editorial office, Lisbeth Salander’s luxury apartment and many other locations mentioned in the books and films. On the way you will learn more about historical and contemporary Stockholm and its inhabitants; the model of the planet Mercury on the yard of the museum is part of the Sweden Solar System – the largest model of the solar system in the world.
The giant spherical sports arena Ericsson Globe in Stockholm represents the sun. The scale is 1:20,000,000 and – accordingly – Mercury is 25 cm in diameter at a distance of 2.9 km from Globen. The model continues northwards through Sweden; the model of Mercury is heated and always kept warm, after all – Mercury is the planet closest to the Sun. The museum has a cafe and a shop, during the summertime events such as dance evenings are held. Museum of Medieval Stockholm Stockholm County Museum Organisation of the City of Stockholm The Stockholm City Museum The Stockholm City Museum on Facebook
Skärholmen is a suburban district in south-western Stockholm consisting of Million Programme style apartment buildings from the 1960s and early 1970s. As such, it is one of the larger and more well known concrete suburbs of Stockholm, with one of the biggest shopping centres in Sweden. Skärholmen has a high concentration of immigrants from all over the world; the Skärholmen metro station was opened in 1967. The station is situated on line 13; the following sports clubs are located in Skärholmen: Srbija FF IFK Stockholm
National Property Board of Sweden
The National Property Board of Sweden is a Swedish State administrative authority, organised under the Ministry of Finance. SFV is responsible for managing a portion of the real property assets owned by the State; the portfolio consists of more than 2,300 properties, or 3,000 buildings. SFV was established in 1993, after the National Board of Public Building split into several smaller units, including Akademiska Hus, Vasakronan and SFV; the agency took over the responsibility for a portion of the State's real estate portfolio. The National Property Board Sweden is organised into seven property areas; the head office is located in Stockholm, the agency is led by Director-General Björn Anderson. Crown palaces in Sweden The National Property Board Sweden – Official site
Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities
The Royal Swedish Academy of Letters and Antiquities called the Royal Academy of Letters or Vitterhetsakademin abbreviated KVHAA is the Swedish royal academy for the Humanities. Its many publications include the archaeological and art historical journal Fornvännen, published since 1906. Now located in Rettigska house at Villa Street 3 in Stockholm, the Academy had origins in the early 1700s CE Uppsala, it was founded in 1753 by Queen Louisa Ulrica, Queen of Sweden and the mother of King Gustav III and dedicated to literature. In 1786 when the Swedish Academy was founded it was reconstituted under its present name with new objectives dedicated to historical and antiquarian preservation; this included a close cooperation with the Swedish National Heritage Board or Riksantikvarieämbetet whose director was, ex officio, the Academy's secretary. The Academy's purpose is "to promote research and other activities in the humanities, religious studies and social science disciplines and cultural heritage".
This is done through financial support and through vibrant publishing. Among the academy's writings are Fornvännen; the Academy's responsibilities have grown to encompass the entire activity of the humanities field in the broad sense, including religion and social studies. At the request of the government or public authority, or on its own initiative, the Academy gives opinions on matters that affect its activity; the Academy owns and operates the Stjernsund Castle in Närke, Skånelaholm Castle in Uppland, Stensjö village in Småland and Borg village on the island of Öland. Vitterhetsakademi's library is included in the Swedish National Heritage Board and operates public scientific special interest libraries, it is open to the public. Academy is composed of up to 30 executive members in each historical, philosophical, philological class and up to ten honorary members. Swedish and foreign "corresponding members" are not limited in number; when a working member reaches 70 years they can choose a new member, while 70-year-olds remain in the Academy as emeritus or emerita.
Therefore, the Academy has around 130 members. Diploma, prizes and awards distributed by the Academy at a formal gathering which takes place annually on 20 March. Academy awards several prizes such as the Gad Rausing's prize for outstanding humanistic research, Ann-Kersti and Carl-Hakon Swenson's Swenson prize and Rettigska price; the Academy awards several medals such as the Gustaf Adolf Medal by the King's consent, the Academy's Medal of Merit in gold, Academy token in gold, Antiquarian medal and silver medal inscriptions in silver. Vitterhetsakdemiens Library Kungl. Vitterhetsakademien website