The collection

Teckningsmuseet’s collection includes over 20 500 drawings, from the 1600s and onwards, with emphasis on the 1900s. In the museum’s collection there’s drawings from Ritarakademien (the Academy of drawing) in the 1750s, drawings by Egron Lundgren from the Seapoy Rebellion in 1858, drawings from Halmstadgruppen (The Halmstad Group), Ragnar Sandberg, Cecilia Torudd, Jockum Nordström, Albert Engström and many more. It’s hard to know where to stop…

The foundation “Teckningsmuseet i Laholm”, which is independent of the municipality, is responsible for the museum’s collection. It is also the foundation that owns the collection. Most drawings are either donated by the artist herself/himself or relatives. To be represented in the museum’s collection it is required that representatives from Böllerupakademin (The Böllerup Academy) approves the submitted artworks. The drawings in the collection is not for sale.

The museum has also a unique collection of art reviews from the provincial press. It is nowadays in a database, making it possible to trace artists that sometimes are difficult to find information about.