Ministry of CultureSvenska
The Government decided today that director, dancer and choreographer Mats Ek and Honorary Consul-General at Sweden's Consulate-General in San Francisco Barbro Osher be awarded the honorary title of professor.
"We have every reason to thank these two people for their contribution to Swedish and international cultural life," says Minister for Culture Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth.
The Government has decided to award author Martin Widmark the Illis quorum meruere labores medal for his outstanding literary work and inspiring efforts to promote reading among children and young people.
Minister for Culture Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth today put spade to soil at the groundbreaking ceremony for the renovation of Nationalmuseum. This marks the start of the first extensive renovation of Nationalmuseum's main building since it opened in 1866. The Minister also presented a written vision of the future cultural landscape, which will be placed in a time capsule in the building. The capsule will be opened in 2044.
The renovations are expected to be complete in 2017.
02 July 2014
Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth discussed sport policy in Almedalen
02 July 2014
Standing room only at Ministry of Culture seminar on reading promotion
Counsellors for Cultural Affairs
The overall task of Swedens's Counsellors for Cultural Affairs posted abroad is to promote the role of culture in contacts with other countries and to encourage cultural dialogue. Cultural Affairs Counsellors are currently stationed at Sweden's embassies in Berlin, London, Istanbul, Moscow, Beijing and Washington, and at the Permanent Representation of Sweden to the European Union in Brussels. There is also a combined post of Head of the Swedish Cultural Centre in Paris and Counsellor for Cultural Affairs at the Embassy in Paris.