Swedish National Heritage Board

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Swedish National Heritage Board
The main office in Stockholm.
Agency overview
Formed 1938
Headquarters Stockholm, Sweden
59°20′01″N 18°5′28″E / 59.33361°N 18.09111°E / 59.33361; 18.09111Coordinates: 59°20′01″N 18°5′28″E / 59.33361°N 18.09111°E / 59.33361; 18.09111
Agency executive
  • Lars Amréus, Riksantikvarie (National Antiquarian)
Parent department Ministry of Culture
Website raa.se

The Swedish National Heritage Board (Swedish: Riksantikvarieämbetet; RAÄ) is a Swedish government agency responsible for World Heritage Sites and other national heritage monuments and historical environments. It is governed by the Ministry of Culture.[1]

Archaeologist at work, Häggum, in 1958.

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".[2]


  1. ^ "Riksantikvarieämbetet". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 9 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Our Mission". Swedish National Heritage Board. Retrieved 9 November 2010. 

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