Vasa to Bernadotte
The major jubilee exhibition Vasa to Bernadotte, 1523 –1973 –2023. Culture in Service of the Realm will showcase unique objects, taking you on a voyage of discovery from the past to the present day.
Five hundred years of monarchy have built a rich and multifaceted legacy. The Royal Court of Sweden is commemorating this anniversary with the most comprehensive exhibition ever staged at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Spectacular culturally and historically significant objects from the Royal Collections will be exhibited alongside important items on loan from other institutions. The competition has been fierce: every single object in the exhibition tells its own compelling story and occupies an important place in Swedish history and court culture.
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.
Vasa to Bernadotte
Culture in Service of the Realm
11 March 2023 – 7 January 2024
The Royal Palace
Entry via the West Vault, Outer Courtyard
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The exhibition is produced by the Department of Exhibitions at the Royal Court, which has previously presented highly successful exhibitions including 'Daisy. Crown Princess Margareta'.
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The Jubilee Year 2023
This year is a double jubilee, marking 500 years since Gustav Vasa was elected king in 1523 – ushering in a new era that shaped modern Sweden – and it is also King Carl XVI Gustaf’s 50th jubilee. There will certainly be celebrations throughout the year! We will highlight 500 years of culture in the service of the realm with a new book and an exhibition at the Royal Palace. Gustav Vasa’s Gripsholm Castle will focus on the historic king, and a photographic exhibition about King Carl Gustaf’s 50 years as Sweden’s head of state will be displayed on Slottsbacken
A tour through the exhibition ’Vasa to Bernadotte, 1523 – 1973 – 2023. Culture in Service of the Realm. Photo: Timo Saarela