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25.06.2020

Museum of Art Gotland

Museum of Art Gotland

Gotland Art Museum is an art museum on St. Hansgatan in Visby. The Gotland Art Museum was opened in 1988, when Jan Brunius was the director of the first state building of the Gotland school since 1847. The museum is part of the Gotland Museum. The museum's own collection consists mainly of paintings and crafts related to Gotland from the early 1800s to the present day.

The building, which has been an architectural monument since 1997, was built in 1847-1848 on drawings by K. Bergman as the first public school in Visby. Later it became a small Visby school. From the end of the 1950s it was used by the Visby school. Since Säveskolan was built in 1971, the gymnasium was moved and the building was used for other educational purposes. In 1987-1988, the building was completely renovated and therefore houses the newly established Art Museum. 

The house was built in 1997.

The Gotland Museum finally ceased operations in 2019, citing the fact that the building was unsuitable for residential art due to the poor indoor climate. During the nearly previous winter, the top floor was evacuated for works of art after old works of art had been damaged during storage there.

The exhibition activities of the Art Museum continued in Gotland Fornsal. The future use of the property and the future organization of a contemporary art show (May 2020) is not clear.

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