Jewish Museum of Sweden

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Jewish Museum in Stockholm
Judiska Museet
Själagårdsgatan 19.jpg
Established1987
Visitors13 499 (2013)[1]
DirectorChristina Gamstorp
Websitewww.judiska-museet.se

The Jewish Museum (in Swedish: Judiska Museet) in Stockholm, Sweden,[2] is devoted to objects and environments related to Jewish religion, tradition, and history, particularly in connection to Judaism in Sweden.[3][4] The museum opened in 1987 in Frihamnen and moved in 1992 to a building designed by Ragnar Östberg built in the years 1929–1931 as a girls' school. In 2016 the museum moved once again, to new premises at Själagårdsgatan 19 in the Old Town in Stockholm, at the location of an 18th Century synagogue[5].

The Jewish Museum was founded by Viola and Aaron Neuman and was inaugurated in 1987 by the Minister of Culture Bengt Goransson.[citation needed] In 1994, the museum became the first recipient of the Swedish Museum Association prize Museum of the Year.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Museer 2013" (PDF). Kulturfakta / Myndigheten för kulturanalys ; 2014:1. Stockholm: Myndigheten för kulturanalys. 2014. p. 28. ISBN 9789187046155.
  2. ^ "Jewish Museum Stockholm". TripAdvisor. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  3. ^ "The Jewish Museum". This is Stockholm – www.visitstockholm.com. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Jewish Museum in Stockholm". www.government.se. Government Offices of Sweden. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Judiska museet flyttar till Gamla stan - DN.SE". DN.SE (in Swedish). 2016-04-11. Retrieved 2017-06-09.
  6. ^ "Årets museum (Museum of the Yesr)". Retrieved 23 August 2016.

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Coordinates: 59°20′29″N 18°02′38″E / 59.3415°N 18.0440°E / 59.3415; 18.0440