This year is a double jubilee, marking 500 years since Gustav Vasa was elected king in 1523 and it is also King Carl XVI Gustaf’s 50th jubilee. We will highlight 500 years of culture in the service of the realm with an exhibition at the Royal Palace, opening 11 March 2023: Vasa to Bernadotte, 1523 –1973 –2023. Culture in Service of the Realm
The jubilee exhibition highlights unique objects that are significant in conveying the history of Sweden’s development. Five hundred years of monarchy have built a rich and multifaceted legacy. The carefully selected objects reveal how court culture actively contributed to Sweden’s development and the formation of the country we live in today.
Join us on this historical journey that encompasses the establishment of a Swedish central government, the splendour of the Age of Greatness, educational ideals, academies, parliamentary power and revolution, international influences, royal art collections, foreign policy and a commitment to the environment.