Stockholm Music Museum
The Stockholm Music Museum was founded in 1899, inspired by an exhibition of theatre and music, part of the great Stockholm art and industry exhibition of 1897. Via donations and appeals for gifts around 200 musical instruments and an amount of archive material concerning the history of music and theatre were gathered; the new museum was opened to the general public in 1901. In 1932 the museum, in the form of a trust, was associated with the Royal Swedish Academy of Music and received a state grant; the state became responsible for the museum, which in 1981 became part of a new public body–The Swedish National Collections of Music. At the same time the museum was renamed The Stockholm Music Museum, since its activities had broadened and changed in character; the present collection encompasses 5,500 instruments with an emphasis on Western art music, Scandinavian folk music instruments. Since 1979 the Stockholm Music Museum is located in the splendid former Crown Bakery, in the same quarter as the Court Stables, beside the Royal Dramatic Theatre, in central Stockholm.
The Crown Bakery dates from the 17th century, is Stockholm’s oldest industrial building. This building has a long and eventful history and has through the centuries performed a number of functions: bakery, weapon depot, spirits store, yet all the time—from the 1640s to 1958—it has been a bakery for the armed forces in Stockholm. It boasted mobile ovens which could be used during field exercises. In 1945 the building was ravaged by a fire which destroyed its upper floors in the northern part–where the Concert Hall is now located. A large portion of the museum's instrument collection is viewable on the museum's webpage, will from 2010 onwards, be available through the EU's europeana culture webportal: www.europeana.eu List of music museums Media related to Musik- och teatermuseet at Wikimedia Commons Stockholm Music Museum official website
Maritime Museum (Stockholm)
The Maritime Museum in Stockholm, Sweden is a museum for naval history, merchant shipping and shipbuilding. Located in the Gärdet section of the inner-city district Östermalm, the museum offers a panoramic view of the bay Djurgårdsbrunnsviken; the building was designed by architect Ragnar Östberg and built in 1933–36. The museum houses about 900,000 photos, 50,000 objects and 45,000 drawings, all related to the sea, coast and boats, past and present. A major part of the collection, the boats, are housed in Boat Hall 2 at Galärvarvet in Stockholm; the boat collection ranges from canoes to Skerry cruisers. On the bottom floor there are, among other things, exhibits on naval history including several detailed models of 18th century ships; the second floor includes exhibits on Swedish commercial fleets. In the basement is a replica of a cabin in King Gustav III's ship Amphion, along with the original stern from the ship; the Maritime Museum is responsible for the listing of historical ships in Sweden.
Both ships and pleasure boats of historical significance can be listed. While the listing offers no legal protection or obligations, it gives the owner of the craft certain privileges; the curved building, inspired by the neoclassicist design of Olof Tempelman, acts as a background for the surrounding park where open-air concerts are held each year. It was the last major commission of Ragnar Östberg and was built on the location for the Stockholm Exhibition; as the exhibition was an important Functionalism manifestation, the museum mark the point of view of the architect in the debate the introduction of Functionalist style caused in Sweden. The central cupola is built of brick; the building houses a model workshop, wood shop, photo studio, archives and a library. In the 1970s, a film and lecture hall was added and in the 1990s a café. Outside of the museum is a bronze statue called The Sailor, a memorial to the Swedish sailors who died during World War II; the statue was made by artist Nils Sjögren in 1952.
The statue was inaugurated in 1953. Starting in 1975, open-air conserts and music festivals are held in the park in front of the museum; the annual concerts arranged by the newspaper Dagens Nyheter with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra are compared with, inspired by, The Proms in the Royal Albert Hall. Among the other artists who have performed at events held at the museum are Lisa Nilsson, Pearl Jam, Sarah Dawn Finer and Per Gessle. Culture in Stockholm Pictures of ship models in the museum, from visit in June 2011 High resolution photos
Nationalmuseum is the national gallery of Sweden, located on the peninsula Blasieholmen in central Stockholm. The museum's benefactors include Carl Gustaf Tessin; the museum was founded in 1792 as Kungliga Museet. The present building was opened in 1866, when it was renamed the Nationalmuseum, used as one of the buildings to hold the 1866 General Industrial Exposition of Stockholm; the current 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 designed the Neues Museum in Berlin; the 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. The museum was enlarged in 1961 to accommodate the museum workshops; the present restaurant was instated in 1996. The museum building closed for renovation in 2013 and reopened on 13 October 2018; the $132 million overhaul sought to put more of the museum’s collection on display and to match the security, fire safety and climate control of a modern institution.
The museum collection consists of about half a million drawings from the Middle Ages to 1900, a prominent 17th-century collection of Rembrandt and other Dutch painters, a collection of porcelain items, paintings and modern art as well. The museum has an art library, open to the public and academics; the Conspiracy of Claudius Civilis by Rembrandt Midvinterblot by Carl Larsson Candaules Showing His Wife to Gyges by Jacob Jordaens Hallwyl Palace Swedish Museum of National Antiquities Johan Mårtelius. "Norra innerstaden". Guide till Stockholms arkitektur. Stockholm: Arkitektur Förlag AB. p. 67. ISBN 91-86050-41-9. National Museum of Fine Arts
Natural history museum
A natural history museum or museum of natural history is a scientific institution with natural history collections that include current and historical records of animals, fungi, geology, paleontology and more. The primary role of a natural history museum is to provide the scientific community with current and historical specimens for their research, to improve our understanding of the natural world; some museums have public exhibits to share the beauty and wonder of the natural world with the public. Some museums feature non-natural history collections in addition to their primary collections, such as ones related to history and science. Renaissance cabinets of curiosities were private collections that included exotic specimens of natural history, sometimes faked, along with other types of object; the first natural history museum was that of Swiss scholar Conrad Gessner, established in Zürich in the mid-16th century. The Muséum national d'histoire naturelle, established in Paris in 1635, was the first natural history museum to take the form that would be recognized as a natural history museum today.
Early natural history museums offered limited accessibility, as they were private collections or holdings of scientific societies. The Ashmolean Museum, opened in 1683, was the first natural history museum to grant admission to the general public. Organised by the League of Nations, the first International Museography Congress happened in Madrid in 1934. Again, the First World Congress on the Preservation and Conservation of Natural History Collections took place in Madrid, from 10 May 1992 to 15 May 1992
Axel Johan Anderberg was a Swedish architect active from the 1880s to the early 1930s. During his early career he built several theatres, working in a mix of neo-baroque and art nouveau, while his work consisted of buildings for scientific and academic institutions in the purer neo-classicist style of the period. Anderberg received his education in the architectural school of the Royal Institute of Technology, the architecture section of the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts, after which he spent a year traveling to Germany and Italy, his first significant commission was the new Opera House in Stockholm, which replaced the gustavian opera building. After having won the contest for the building he spent additional time abroad for the particular purpose of studying theatre architecture, he designed the city theatres in Karlstad, Linköping and Kristianstad and the Oscarsteatern in Stockholm. Anderberg built the large new complex for the Swedish Museum of Natural History at Frescati outside Stockholm, several other scientific institutions in the same area, including the building for the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
He built additional wings to the Royal Library building in Humlegården in Stockholm. For Uppsala University, Anderberg built the Paleontological Museum and an extension to the Carolina Rediviva. In 1931, the new building for the Stockholm Observatory was completed in Saltsjöbaden outside the city. Linköping City Theatre Kristianstad City Theatre Karlstad Theatre Uppsala University Paleontological Museum
Biological museum (Stockholm)
Biologiska museet is a museum located in Djurgården in Stockholm. It exhibits a collection of stuffed European mammals in dioramas; some of the diorama backgrounds were created by artist Bruno Liljefors, known for his dramatic paintings of Scandinavian wildlife. The museum was built in 1893 after a design by architect Agi Lindegren, inspired by medieval Norwegian stave churches. Museums in Stockholm Official homepage
The Royal Armoury is a museum in the Royal Palace in Stockholm, Sweden. It contains many artifacts of Swedish royalty, it is the oldest museum in Sweden, established in 1628 by King Gustavus Adolphus when he decided that his clothes from his campaign in Poland should be preserved for posterity. A drinking horn made from a horn of the last aurochs bull and taken by the Swedish army as war booty from Jaktorów, during the Swedish invasion of Poland is part of the collection of the museum. Official website