The Nordic Museum (Swedish: Nordiska museet) is a museum located on Djurgården, an island in central Stockholm, Sweden, dedicated to the cultural history and ethnography of Sweden from the Early Modern age (which for purposes of Swedish history is said to begin in 1520) until the contemporary period. Swedish ( is a North Germanic language spoken by more than nine million people predominantly in Sweden and parts of Finland, especially along the A museum is a "permanent institution in the service of society and of its development open to the public which acquires conserves researches communicates and exhibits the For the sports club see Djurgårdens IF Djurgården ( [ˈjʉ(rgɔɳ / ˈjʉrˌgoːɖɛn / ˈdjʉ(rgɔɳ / ˈdjʉrˌgoːɖɛn) or ('stɔkhɔlm is Sweden 's Capital and its largest City. It is the site of the national Swedish government, the parliament, and the "Sverige" redirects here For other uses see Sweden (disambiguation and Sverige (disambiguation. The term cultural history (from the German term) refers both to an Academic discipline and to its subject matter Ethnography ( Greek ethnos = people and graphein = writing is a genre of writing that uses Fieldwork to provide a descriptive "Sverige" redirects here For other uses see Sweden (disambiguation and Sverige (disambiguation. The early modern period is a term initially used by historians to refer mainly to the period roughly from 1500 to 1800 in Western Europe ( Early modern Europe) The museum was founded in the late 19th century by Artur Hazelius, who also founded the open-air museum Skansen, for long part of the museum, until the institutions were made independent of each other in 1963. Artur Immanuel Hazelius ( 30 November 1833 &ndash 27 May 1901) Swedish teacher scholar and folklorist, founder of the Nordic Skansen is the first Open air museum and Zoo in Sweden and is located on the island Djurgården in Stockholm, Sweden.
The Museum was originally (1873) called the Scandinavian ethnographic collection (Skandinavisk-etnografiska samlingen), from 1880 the Nordic Museum (Nordiska Museum, now Nordiska museet). When Hazelius established the open-air museum Skansen in 1891, it was the second such museum in the world. Skansen is the first Open air museum and Zoo in Sweden and is located on the island Djurgården in Stockholm, Sweden.
For the Nordic museum, Hazelius bought or managed to get donations of objects – furniture, clothes, toys etc. – from all over Sweden and the other Nordic countries; he was mainly interested in peasant culture but his successors increasingly started to collect objects reflecting bourgeois and urban lifestyles as well. For Skansen he collected entire buildings and farms.
Although the project did not initially get the government funding he had hoped, Hazelius received widespread support and donations, and by 1898 the Society for the promotion of the Nordic Museum (Samfundet för Nordiska Museets främjande) had 4,525 members. The Swedish parliament allocated some money for the museums in 1891 and doubled the amount in 1900, the year before the death of Hazelius. The Riksdag is the official Swedish term of the Parliament of Sweden and the Parliament of Finland (in Finland alongside
The present building, the designed of Isak Gustaf Clason, was completed in 1907. Isak Gustaf Clason (1856-1930 was a Swedish Architect. Biography Clason studied Engineering and later Architecture at the Originally, it was intended to be a national monument housing the material inheritance of the nation. It was, however, only half-completed for the Stockholm Exposition 1897, and it never was completed to the extent originally planned, three times the actual size. The General Art and Industrial Exposition of Stockholm of 1897 (Allmänna konst- och industriutställningen also known as Stockholm Exhibition or Stockholm World's Fair It takes its style from Dutch-influenced Danish Renaissance architecture (e. Renaissance architecture is the architecture of the period between the early 15th and early 17th centuries in different regions of Europe in which there was a g. buildings such as Frederiksborg Palace) rather than any specifically Swedish historical models. Frederiksborg Palace is a Palace in Hillerød, Denmark. It was built as a royal residence for King Christian IV, and is now known as The Museum The core of the "cathedralesque" building is taken up by a huge main hall passing through all the stories up to the roof and dominated by the enormous sculpture of King Gustav Vasa, the Swedish so called founder-king. Gustav I, born Gustav Eriksson (Colloquial 15th century Upplandic Gösta Jerksson) and later known as Gustav Vasa (12 May 1496 – 29 September For the construction, brick and granite was used for the walls, while concrete was used for the roof.