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Covernmental funds to the Swedish Cultural Life!

Installation View, Wetterling Gallery 40 years!, 2018 

We are extremely glad to read that the Ministry of Culture in Sweden has appointed an extra SEK 1.5 billion to support the cultural sector in Sweden for the next year. Moderna Museet is one of the cultural institutions that will receive gorvernmental funds of SEK 25 million for next year. Gitte Ørskou, Director of Moderna Museet says: 

“It is with gratitude that I received this information. This funding will make a great difference to the current situation with regard to Moderna Museet’s assignment to collect and share contemporary and modern art. All of us at Moderna Museet are deeply committed to promoting and stimulating the development of art, and this money now enables us to make several new acquisitions. The Moderna Museet collection belongs to the Swedish people, and therefore it is especially gratifying that we can now buy several works – for all our citizens – at a time when art is needed more than ever.”

That is just one of the many positive outcomes with the funding to the cultural sector. On the website of Goverment Officies of Sweden you can learn more about it.