COMPENDIUM CULTURAL POLICIES AND TRENDS IN EUROPE
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Sweden/ 7. Public institutions in cultural infrastructure  

7.2 Basic data about selected public institutions in the cultural sector

Table 4:    Cultural institutions financed by public authorities, by domain

Domain

Cultural institutions (subdomains)

Number (2014)

Trend (++ to --)

Cultural heritage

Cultural heritage sites (recognised)

1700*

+

 

Museums (organisations)

230**

+-

 

Archives (of public authorities)

***

-

Visual arts

Public art galleries / exhibition halls

****

+-

 

Art academies (or universities)

9

+-

Performing arts

Symphonic orchestras

7

 

 

Music schools

278

-

 

Music / theatre academies
(or universities)

9

+-

 

Dramatic theatre

52

 

 

Music theatres, opera houses

7

+-

 

Dance and ballet companies

****

 

Books and Libraries

Libraries

360

-

Audio-visual

Broadcasting organisations

2

+-

Interdisciplinary

Socio-cultural centres / cultural houses

****

 

Sources:   Information from the Swedish Arts Council, Swedish Agency for Cultural Analysis, Kungliga Biblioteket, Teaterunionen, Sveriges yrkesmusikerförbund (SYMF), Sveriges music- och kulturskolor (SMoK) and the National Heritage Board.
*              Nationally significant legally protected heritage milieus. Statistics on the total number of government financed heritage sites and buildings on all levels of government is not available.
**            Around 230 museums fulfil ICOM’s definition of a museum, including having a minimum of one fulltime employee.
***          All public authorities are constitutionally required to have archives.
****        Information does not exist.


Chapter published: 16-05-2017

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