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Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities

National Network: 
Sweden
Address: 
Fredsgatan 2
10321 Stockholm
Sweden
Telephone: 
+4610-456 12 00
Organisation Type: 
Public Institution
Year of Establishment: 
1980
General Information: 

National Museums of World Culture was established in 1999 and is a government agency. The agency consists of the Ethnographic Museum, the Museum of Mediterranean and the Museum of Near Eastern Antiquities in Stockholm and the Museum of World Culture in Gothenburg.

The National Museums of World Culture (World Museums) was formed as a response to changes globally as well as domestically. Internationalization has increased and we experience a more globalized world, while the former culturally and ethnically quite homogeneous Sweden is becoming more multicultural.

The museums' mission is to use the international cultural heritage to provide a perspective that helps people orient themselves in this transition.

Mission and Objectives: 

The overall objective of the activities of the World Museums is that cultural heritage should be used as an active force in promoting sustainable global development. Our ambition is to provide perspectives that help people to deepen and renew their worldviews in an increasingly internationalized world. Based on what's happening in the community to work through a combination of skill, artistry and involvement give our visitors experiences that entertain, challenge and inspire to action.

Main Projects / Activities: 

The World Museums is working on three strategic business areas that also define the organizational grouping: exhibitions, museum environment, and research & collections.