The government has discontinued free access (apart from those aged under 19) to museums and increased state funding to the sector.
4.2.2 Heritage issues and policies
The Swedish National Heritage Board is the government agency responsible for matters concerning cultural environment preservation and cultural heritage. The objectives of the Board include taking a proactive and inspirational role in cultural heritage efforts, as well as promoting a society that is sustainable in the long term and everyone's ability to understand, participate in and take responsibility for their own cultural environment. The National Heritage Board is currently working on increasing its emphasis on proactive work, encouraging discussions on the use of narratives as a main focus for organising heritage presentation. Much of this work focuses on making both exhibitions and the national heritage more inclusive to all parts of the population. The theme of its autumn conference of 2012 was the involvement of civil society in heritage preservation.
For more information, see
European Heritage Network: Country profile Sweden