Museums of the World

Since 2014, the Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation has organised an international seminar series, Museums of the World – on museums, their background in the history of ideas and their future purpose and challenges.


November 2014 Public and Private Museums, held at Engelsberg Ironworks

November 2014 Lecture with Museum Director Sergei Lukashevsky: Modern Russia and the Heritage of Andrei Sakharov at Stockholms Stadsmuseum

March 2015 Museums of the World – Towards a New Understanding of a Historical Institution, organised jointly with Moderna Museet in Stockholm and at Engelsberg Ironworks

September 2015 The Importance of the Mediterranean Institutes for the Swedish Humanities, at Engelsberg Ironworks

November 2015 Cultural Heritage at Risk – The Role of Museums in War and Conflict, at the Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities in Stockholm

October 2016 Museums – Can the Government Cope with its Mission?, organised in Stockholm

January 2017 Collecting Enlightenment – Carl Gustaf Tessin and the Making of National Collections, organised at INHA together with the Louvre in Paris.