About us

Kalmar County Museum is a knowledge organization and meeting place with the task of preserving, developing and making the county's rich cultural heritage accessible. With our collective competence and with the county's rich cultural heritage as a resource, we want to contribute to learning, public education, participation and community for the county's development with a strong and present cultural heritage perspective.

For Kalmar County Museum, collaboration is a strategic choice. Together with the local community movement, non-profit organizations, authorities, municipalities, the Church of Sweden, property owners, museums, regions, destination companies, cultural institutions, schools, companies and sponsors and more, the museum can achieve its goals and reach new target groups. Together we are stronger and can jointly handle the challenges we face. Working together means for us that we see ourselves as an important part of a larger context.

Kalmar County Museum's area of activity is mainly Kalmar County, but also carries out assignments in neighboring counties and the rest of Sweden through various collaborative projects with other museums, national organizations or the like. No matter where we work, we always start from the local and put it in a larger context. This applies to everything from our international projects, exhibitions, lectures, research projects to the international non-profit organization Bridging Ages based in Kalmar County Museum.

We are an important complement to the school, a social actor, contribute to research and long-term social development and conduct one of southeast Sweden's largest destinations and popular Restaurant & Café Ångkvarnen.

Through our products and services, we want to show that the cultural heritage is everywhere in everyone's everyday life. By creating curiosity about local history and how it is connected to current issues in society, we want to inspire and contribute to creating new perspectives and perspectives.

Our work area is wide, but we always put the local history in focus together with the people we meet.