Waldemarsudde to be independent of Nationalmuseum

In the 2017 Spring Budget, the Government proposes that the Prins Eugen’s Waldemarsudde art museum be separated in organisational terms from Nationalmuseum. This change will give Prins Eugen’s Waldemarsudde better opportunities to operate in accordance with the provisions in Prince Eugen’s will. The proposal is expected to enter into force on 1 July 2017.

Photo: Kjell Renblad

This issue has been under investigation and preparation for a long time. By separating Prins Eugen's Waldemarsudde from Nationalmuseum, the Government is resolving the organisational problems that have existed since the state took over responsibility in 1995. In future, the museum will be included in its entirety in the foundation, and the funding that currently goes to Prins Eugen's Waldemarsudde via the agency Nationalmuseum and Prins Eugen's Waldemarsudde will instead be channelled via appropriation 8:3 Grants to certain museums.

The agency's name will be changed from Nationalmuseum and Prins Eugen's Waldemarsudde to Nationalmuseum.