The Moderna Museet in Stockholm has received SEK3m ($400,000) from the art collectors Lena and Per Josefsson to purchase work by women artists. In May, the museum asked the Swedish government for SEK50m ($6.8m) to expand its holdings of early 20th-century works by women (The Art Newspaper, June 2006, p26). The government has still not responded but by last month the museum had raised around SEK11m ($1.5m) from private donations.
On the museum’s website, director Lars Nittve suggests that the government should match private contributions with public funds “krona for krona”.
Originally appeared in The Art Newspaper as 'More money for women’s art'