Swedish National Heritage Board
|Swedish National Heritage Board|
The main office in Stockholm.
|Agency executive||Lars Amréus, Riksarkivarie (National Antiquarian)|
|Parent department||Ministry of Culture|
The Swedish National Heritage Board (Swedish: Riksantikvarieämbetet, RAÄ) is a Swedish governmental agency responsible for World Heritage Sites in Sweden and other national heritage monuments and historical environments. It is governed by the Ministry of Culture.
The goals of the agency are to encourage the preservation and protection of historic environments and to promote the respect for and knowledge of historic environments. In order to do this, it tries to ensure that Swedish heritage is accessible to all citizens, to spread information about that heritage, and to "empower heritage as a force in the evolution of a democratic, sustainable society".