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Restitution

National museum in Stockholm to return stolen 16th-century painting to Poland

Officials in Poland and Sweden piece together provenance of work by School of Lucas Cranach the Elder

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Sweden

Lars Vilks: “Censorship is based on fear, not sensitivities towards ethnic minorities”

The Swedish artist is currently writing a musical about Islam

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Sweden's Nationalmuseum reopens—and goes free

Government waives charges after funding five-year, £100m refurbishment

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Private Museums

Artipelag, Astrup Fearnley and co: why once-rare private museums are on the increase in Scandinavia

Private spaces show that tall poppies can grow in a Nordic climate

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Sweden

Swedish expert claims more women in positions of influence will lead to better arts funding

Pernilla Warberg says female bosses prefer culture to football

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Sweden

Legal vetting of graduation shows raises spectre of censorship in Sweden

Swedish students’ work comes under scrutiny after a series of controversies

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Moderna Museet

Government gives Stockholm museum $750,000 to buy art by women

Following gifts by private donors

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Art market

Bukowskis auction house is sold to oil magnates

Rumoured plan for Russian branch

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Art market

Swedish and German auction houses take advantage of the rising Russian Market

A growing number of mid-size European auction houses are trying to cash in on the Russian boom

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Stockholm

Not enough women in the Swedish national collection, says director

Lars Nittve has asked the Swedish government for $6.8m to spend on female artists

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Restitution

Swedish museum faces Russian restitution claim

The Konstmuseum in Malmö allegedly kept works lent to the gallery before the outbreak of the First World War

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Exhibitions

Utopia & Reality: modernity in Sweden 1900-60

Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts

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Decorative arts

Interior architecture: a domestic model for intellectuals

Designers Carl and Karin Larsson were creators of Swedish style, at present much featured in the glossies

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Kazimir Malevich

The Stockholm Malevich: nothing illegal or unethical occurred

Ulf Holmbäck sheds light on the truth surrounding Malevich paintings