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The Collection – Göteborgs konstmuseum

The Gothenburg Museum of Art has a collection of an international standing that includes art from the 15th century until today, mostly from Europe and the USA but with an emphasis on Nordic art. The collection of Nordic art from around the turn of the century 1900 is unique of its kind. A key part of it is the Fürstenberg Gallery, which is one of the most popular sections of the museum. The museum also 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 artworks from children’s literature.

Go to the function Gallery by gallery in the museum’s web catalogue to see the works currently on display in each room.

Top photo: Nordic Fin de Siècle. Photo: Kalle Sanner

More about the Collection

The Gothenburg Museum of Art presents its collection in different ways – on display in the museum, in temporary exhibitions, with educational activities and in research. The 70 000 works in the collection comprise 4 300 paintings, sculptures, installations and video works, around 61 000 watercolours, drawings and prints, around 900 photographs and close to 2 300 artworks from children’s book illustrations. Read more about how the museum strives to vitalize its collection and receive background information regarding its composition.

Read more about the Collection

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Search the Collection

You are welcome to explore the collection further on our digital platform Search the Collection. You can search for specific artworks and artists, find out what’s on display right now and see web exhibitions exclusive to this page. Nearly 6,000 of the collection’s 70,000 works are presented with image and text.

We are working continuously to make more artworks accessible on the digital platform. Feel free to contact us if you have any comments or feedback concerning the presentations. However, we are unable to answer general questions about art or specific questions about artworks or artists that are not part of the collection, or are not directly connected to it.

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Conservation of the Collection

All materials deteriorate with time, but with continual conservation efforts, the processes of decay can be delayed, so that the art can still be shown to the public for many hundreds of years. Read more about the conservation of the collection

En konservator mäter ljusnivån framför en större målning av en kvinna i ljus klänning