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The Book about the Collection – Göteborgs konstmuseum

The Gothenburg Museum of Art has a collection of international standing and local character. In spring 2014, the reputable collection was finally presented in a much longed-for book. Thanks to essays of varying length, this comprehensive and richly illustrated volume lets readers acquire a deep knowledge about one of Scandinavia’s finest art collections.

The Gothenburg Museum of Art has an exceptional collection of Nordic art from around the turn of the century 1900, chiefly thanks to the private collection that was bequeathed to the museum by Pontus and Göthilda Fürstenberg. The museum has one of the foremost collections of Nordic colourists, among them the Gothenburg Colourists. There is also a large collection of contemporary Nordic art, as well as fine examples of Dutch and Flemish painting from the 17th century, Swedish 18th century painting, Romantic and Academic painting from the 19th century, French Impressionism and international Modernism as well as many children’s book illustrations.

The international collection contains works by artists such as Rembrandt, Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Henry Moore and Louise Nevelson. The Gothenburg Museum of Art has always been contemporary in the sense that the museum has primarily acquired the contemporary art of its time, in the past as well as now. Today the museum has a large collection of contemporary Nordic art that is also discussed in the book. The book is published in a Swedish and an English version.

The book was financed with support from the Torsten Söderberg Foundation.

Here you can read more and order the book The Collection: The Gothenburg Museum of Art