Two elderly people sitting in front of art work in the collection.

Anna-Stina Malmborg and Gunnar Höglund. Günther Förg, Coney Island, 2000. Photo: Albin Dahlström/Moderna Museet


The importance of donors in the development of Moderna Museet into a world-class museum cannot be underestimated. Since the museum’s opening in 1958, Moderna Museet has received many important donations.

The Moderna Museet Collection

Thanks to strategic acquisitions and donations from the Friends of the Moderna Museet (MMV), The American Friends and private collectors, the Museum now has one of few international collections that can deliver a conclusive presentation of art from the dawn of modernism to today. The collection includes key works by Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Henri Matisse, Meret Oppenheim and Robert Rauschenberg, and also more recent acquisitions of pieces by contemporary artists such as Doris Salcedo, Gabriel Orozco, Olafur Eliasson, Isa Genzken, Wade Guyton and Klara Lidén.

Historic donation in 2015

Read about Anna-Stina Malmborg’s and Gunnar Höglund’s donation in 2015: Large donation enriches the Swedish art scene

Published 20 November 2015 · Updated 8 February 2024