Minister for Culture (Sweden)

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Minister for Culture of Sweden
Statsråd och chef för Kulturdepartementet
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Incumbent
Amanda Lind

since 21 January 2019
Member ofThe Government
AppointerThe Prime Minister
Term lengthNo fixed term,
serves at the pleasure of the Prime Minister
Inaugural holderBengt Göransson
Formation8 October 1982
WebsiteOfficial website

The Minister for Culture (formally cabinet minister and head of the Ministry for Culture) is a member and minister of the Swedish Government and appointed by the Prime Minister. The minister heads the Ministry for Culture and is responsible for cultural issues and construction.

Before 1 December 1991, the cultural issues were handled by the Ministry of Education. Between 1991 and 2004, and from 2006 it's a separate ministry. In the years between 2004 and 2006, the issues were handled by the Ministry of Education and Culture.

The current Minister for Culture is Amanda Lind, who was appointed on 21 January 2019.

List of Ministers for Culture[edit]

Color key

 Independent    Social Democratic    Moderate    Centre    Left    Liberals    Christian Democrats    Green    Sweden Democrats  

Status

  Denotes acting Minister for Culture

No. Minister for Culture Took office Left office Time in office Party Coalition Cabinet
1
Bengt Göransson
Bengt Göransson
(born 1932)
8 October 1982 (1982-10-08)4 October 1991 (1991-10-04)8 years, 361 daysSocial DemocraticSPalme II
Carlsson I
Carlsson II
2
Birgit Friggebo
Birgit Friggebo
(born 1941)
4 October 1991 (1991-10-04)7 October 1994 (1994-10-07)3 years, 3 daysLiberal People'sMCFPKDBildt
3
Margot Wallström
Margot Wallström
(born 1954)
7 October 1994 (1994-10-07)22 March 1996 (1996-03-22)1 year, 167 daysSocial DemocraticSCarlsson III
4
Marita Ulvskog
Marita Ulvskog
(born 1951)
22 March 1996 (1996-03-22)13 September 2004 (2004-09-13)8 years, 175 daysSocial DemocraticSPersson
-
Pär Nuder
Pär Nuder
(born 1963)
Acting
13 September 2004 (2004-09-13)1 November 2004 (2004-11-01)49 daysSocial DemocraticSPersson
5
Leif Pagrotsky
Leif Pagrotsky
(born 1951)
1 November 2004 (2004-11-01)6 October 2006 (2006-10-06)1 year, 339 daysSocial DemocraticSPersson
6
Cecilia Stegö Chilò
Cecilia Stegö Chilò
(born 1959)
6 October 2006 (2006-10-06)16 October 2006 (2006-10-16)10 daysModerateMCFPKDReinfeldt
-
Lars Leijonborg
Lars Leijonborg
(born 1949)
Acting
16 October 2006 (2006-10-16)24 October 2006 (2006-10-24)8 daysLiberal People'sMCFPKDReinfeldt
7
Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth
Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth
(born 1955)
24 October 2006 (2006-10-24)3 October 2014 (2014-10-03)7 years, 344 daysModerateMCFPKDReinfeldt
8
Alice Bah Kuhnke
Alice Bah Kuhnke
(born 1971)
3 October 2014 (2014-10-03)21 January 2019 (2019-01-21)4 years, 110 daysGreenSMPLöfven I
9
Amanda Lind
Amanda Lind
(born 1980)
21 January 2019 (2019-01-21)Incumbent233 daysGreenSMPLöfven II

Deputy Ministers in the Ministry of Culture[edit]

Portrait Minister for Culture
(Born-Died)
Term Political Party Coalition Cabinet
Took office Left office Duration
 
Ulrica Messing
Ulrica Messing
(born 1968)
7 October 1998 (1998-10-07)21 October 2000 (2000-10-21)2 years, 14 daysSocial DemocraticSPersson

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