The collection

The Röhsska Museum’s collection comprises some 50 000 objects from the fields of design, craft, and fashion. You will find some of these in our online catalogue.

The Röhsska Museum´s collection

The Röhsska Museum’s collection comprises some 50 000 artefacts from the areas of design, craft, and fashion. The majority of the objects are older Swedish and European artefacts, but there are also Greek and Roman antiques as well as pieces from Japan and China. The Chinese collection is one of Europe’s oldest museum collections with artefacts dating back 4500 years.

Collecting artefacts for the collection is an important part of the museum’s work to preserve the knowledge of our collective design history - both for this generation and others to come.

Search the collection

More than 10 000 of the artefacts in the Röhsska Museum’s collection are accessible via the museum’s digital online catalogue Search the collection. The online catalogue presents basic facts on the objects such as author/artist, title, date, acquisition details and sometimes exhibition history and references to literature. Here you will find the various collections and disciplines which are divided into: glass, ceramics, book art, East Asia, fashion, furniture, etc. Text is available in both English and Swedish.

Online catalogue

We are constantly working on digitising and adding new artefacts to the online catalogue which may lead to some information being incomplete or outdated.

As a visitor of the website, you are welcome to contact us if you come across information that is incorrect or that you would like to supplement. Write to us at

The artefacts in the database are protected by copyright and may not be reproduced without the right holder's permission. The artefacts are reproduced with the permission of BUS, The Visual Copyright Society in Sweden.