On the main square of Kristianstad, not far from the central station, are the
Regional museum\'s largest exhibition halls. Within walking-distance are the
Film Museum and the Railway Museum. And with our open-air museums and branches
we stretch from coast to coast. The museum´s permanent exhibitions give the
visitor a deeper understanding of different aspects of Scania.
We reach out to the entire region through our traveling exhibitions, and not
least, through our Heritage Department, located in both Lund and Kristianstad,
serving all of Scania in historical monument and building questions.
The Museum has been located since 1959 in what was once a stable built for
the horses of Danish king Christian IV.
At first primarily a county museum, it has expanded since then to include Åhus
museum, the Film Museum, the Railway Museum and several open-air museums.
In 1977, the county museum became the regional museum for the former province
of Kristianstad. Today called The Regional Museum of Scania, we are a foundation
with offices in Kristianstad and Lund, and are active throughout the entire
On December 8th, 2001 our new Museum of Contemporary Art will be opened to
the public together with the new auditorium, café and museum shop.
Cultural Heritage Department
Director of the Regional Museum/Heritage Department
The Regional Museum is responsible for conservation measures for profane buildings,
churches, landscapes of cultural importance, and archaeology in Scania, by commission
of the national government. We offer consultation services for private persons
and public authorities.
The excavations by the archaeologists of the Regional Museum cover a time span
of over 10 000 years, from deer-hunting nomads of the Stone Age to medieval
craftsmen. We work primarily in the northeastern part of Scania, but are responsible
for inspecting churches and cemeteries in almost the entire region.
Modern computer technique allows us to register and present archaeological
information, and assists us in the production of exhibitions, books and articles.
We also have a register with descriptions of all the ancient monuments of Scania.
The laws pertaining to disturbing monuments are very strict, and it is of interest
for everyone to adhere to them.
Our major task is to assure that historically valuable buildings are preserved
and maintained in a correct manner. We gather and distribute information about
the importance and method of restoration techniques, from architectural details,
entire buildings, city blocks, villages, and parks.
Together with consultants, we can plan conservation measures, inspections and
restorations of houses, churches, castles and manors, industries, traditional
building forms and the cultural landscape.
Allowing a conservationist to inspect before you renovate or repair can both
save funding and preserve irreplaceable cultural values.
Archives, Library and Collections
The Regional Museum has an extensive archive, ranging from drawing plans, photographs
to maps and records, mostly from the eastern areas of Scania. Our reference
library has a unique collection of material concerning Scania, as well as art,
archaeology, anthropology, cultural history, film, technical history and nature.
The collection of artefacts contains 100 000 - 120 000 objects collected over
a period of 125 years.