Cemeteries and cemeteries

The County Museum's building antiquarians participate in the maintenance and renovation of the church's cultural heritage on behalf of the property owners. This can involve everything from facade renovations and conservation work to the installation of new heating systems and the redesign of church rooms. We also work with advice, research and documentation in connection with churches and cemeteries. The museum's archives and library contain very extensive research material about the county's churches.

Inventory of cemeteries and cemeteries

On behalf of the diocese of Växjö, Kalmar County Museum's building antiquaries have carried out an inventory and cultural-historical valuation of all cemeteries and cemeteries in Kalmar County. The inventory was carried out from 2006 to 2006. The main purpose of the inventory has been to:

  • produce a common knowledge and prioritization basis for and management of cemeteries and cemeteries
  • produce documentation for authorities and the church regionally for handling church matters in accordance with the Cultural Heritage Act and various financial support systems
  • create a common knowledge base for cultural-historical evaluation and prioritization and in itself constitute a collective research material
  • work for an increased understanding of the cemetery's cultural heritage both locally and in contacts between the church and society.

Each report consists of a historical description of the cemetery and the various neighborhoods as well as a cultural-historical assessment. Information and facts come primarily from Kalmar County Museum's topographical archive. To supplement the information, information and facts are also taken from the National Heritage Board in Stockholm and local literature. To some extent, the surveyor's documents and maps have also been used.

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The church - a living millennial cultural heritage

Since the end of the Viking Age, large parts of Europe's cultural development have been governed by the Church and the Christian religion. Our way of thinking and how we view our surroundings is governed by a common view of human beings. This is the foundation of our cultural heritage. The visible part of the Christian cultural heritage is our churches.

In Kalmar County, some of Sweden's oldest churches are preserved. Several of them have been in use without interruption for almost 900 years. Since the early Middle Ages, Kalmar County belonged to the diocese of Linköping and the northern half of the county still has its bishop in Linköping, while Öland and the southern mainland are under the bishop of Växjö. The common cultural treasure that is preserved in Sweden's churches, either in the church building itself or in all its equipment, is unique in Europe.