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Swedish museums abolish visiting fees

Great news: from this February, 18 museums in Sweden can be visited for free. Among them are many of those that are interested in art lovers. Which museums are free and what exhibitions can you see right now? While the New York Metropolitan Museum is counting on unprecedented revenues for the last year, the government of Sweden consulted and decided to allocate 80 million kroons from the state budget for the program of free visits to museums in 2016. The goal of the reform is to attract new audiences to museums.The goal of the reform is to attract new audiences to museums. So far, the New York Metropolitan Museum counts on unprecedented revenues for the past year, the government of Sweden consulted, and decided to allocate 80 million kroons from the state budget for the program of free visits to museums in 2016.Most Karl Larsson The majority of visitors to Swedish museums are people with higher education, most of them women. This state of affairs wants to change the government through museum reform: men, people with a low level of education, as well as visitors and residents of the outskirts of big cities should reach for the temples of art.Lady under the veil. Marie Susanna RoslenAlexander Roslin1768, 54 × 63 cm “Treasures stored in museums belong to all of us, collections (museums) exist for us. For us, therefore, it is natural to give everyone a chance to get a part of what we own all together. Free entry to museums will make it easier for new categories of visitors, ”says Swedish Minister of Culture Alis Ba Kunke in a press release.Love lessonAntoine Watte1717, 44 × 61 cmThis is not the first experiment of this kind: in 2005-2006, entrance to the museums of Sweden was also free. This time you can freely visit such pearls as the museums of modern art of Stockholm and Malmo, the National Museum, the Armory of the Royal Palace of Stockholm, the castle of Count Carl Gustav Wrangel Skukloster, the Stockholm Palace of Count and Countess of Hallwilli and 11 more museums of the country.In the Historical Museum of Sweden.
Photo: Katarina Nimmervoll / SHM. Source: historiska. seFirst - on January 19 - the Metropolitan Museum of Contemporary Art in Stockholm, with more than 100,000 works of art, opened its turnstiles. In addition to the works of Swedish modernists, the works of Pablo Picasso, Kazimir Malevich, Andy Warhol are on display in the museum. This year, the stars of the exhibition program of the Museum of Modern Art - the exhibition of the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama and the German sculptor Thomas Schutte.SourcePablo Picasso1921, 64 × 90 cm

Pablo Picasso, "The Head of a Woman". 1957
Museum of Contemporary Art, Stockholm, Sweden

The National Museum of Stockholm is not far behind: although it is currently under reconstruction, however, it continues not only to acquire the works of masters, but also to organize impressive exhibitions: the expositions host “friendly” museums and halls.Nils Dardel, “The Dying Dandy” (Nils Dardel, The Dying Dandy, 1918) “The Artist” is the current project, prepared jointly by museums (Nationalmuseum, Moderna Museet, Konstakademien). In the halls of the Kunstakademii there are about 100 works of masters of different eras and styles. The artist’s role in history, myths and realities are explored with examples of paintings by the greatest masters.Bertha Wegmann. Portrait Portrait is a realistic genre depicting a person or a group of people existing in reality. The portrait - in the French reading - portrait, from the old French portraire - "reproduce something line in line." Another facet of the name of the portrait lies in the outdated word "parsuna" - from the Latin. persona - "person; person". Read more by artist Jeanne Bauck (Bertha Wegmann, portrait of the artist Jeanna Bauck)Rubens, Rembrandt, Kandinsky, Renoir, Picasso ... And the modern artist Cindy Sherman. Welcome, admission is free! However, not all museums agree to share their treasures for free. For example, one of the most popular museums in Stockholm - the Vasa Museum, built around an old ship of the 17th century, does not intend to change its entrance fee - 130 kroons (about $ 16). Museum director Magnus Olafsson is confident that, despite the many free offers, the Vasa museum will not suffer a shortage of visitors, as always.Vasa Museum. Source: hawkebackpacking.comThe museum dedicated to the Swedish group ABBA also kept a fee for the visit: when ordering online, the ticket for adults will cost 196 kroons, and when buying on the spot, you will have to pay another 20.In the museum of the ABBA group. Source: stockholminfo. The neighbor of the Vasa Museum on the island of Djurgården - Skansen, the world's first open-air ethnographic museum, which this year marks its 125th anniversary, also retained an admission fee. For enjoying the walk with a taste of the spirit of past times, adults will have to pay from 100 to 180 crowns (depending on the season), and for children a ticket will cost 60 crowns. However, Skansen is so interesting that money for visiting is not a pity.Photographer Marie Andersson. Source skansen. seIt so, at each of the 18 museums that announced free admission, you can save about a hundred crowns - a good tourist lure. And if you are going to Stockholm - be sure to take time for yourself to watch everything, everything, everything, the most interesting in the city of Carlson. In the preparation, materials were used by the editors of the Culture Department of Swedish Radio.
Main illustration: National Museum of Sweden. Source: scandinews. fi