About Bildmuseet

Bildmuseet is a centre for contemporary art and visual culture as well as a place for experiences, reflection and discussion. The museum exhibits contemporary international art, photography, architecture and design, along with art historic retrospectives. Existential, political and philosophical issues are key to the programme. The exhibitions are complemented by guided tours, lectures, seminars, films and performances. Workshops and educational activities inspire creativity. Bildmuseet was one of the top candidates for the Council of Europe Museum Prize 2014 and for the Swedish Museum of the Year Prize 2014.

Since 2012 Bildmuseet has been housed in an acclaimed building by the shores of the Ume River, right next to Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå Institute of Design and Umeå School of Architecture. The new museum building, designed by Henning Larsen Architects in collaboration with White, has been named one of the world's most beautiful university museums.