There are many who in various ways contribute and have contributed to the development of the Röhsska Museum. The artefacts in the museum’s collection are either donations or purchased with donated funds from private individuals, Friends of the Röhsska Museum, designers and producers.

Silverföremål ur Falk Simons samling

The Röhsska Museum opened 1916 thanks to a generous donation to the City of Gothenburg by the merchant brothers Wilhelm and August Röhss. The town council decided to donate a plot of land to the museum which became the starting point for Sweden’s only museum specialising in design and craft.

Falk Simon’s silver donation from 1934 and Tonie Lewenhaupts fashion collection from 1995 are examples of significant donations made over the years.

Would you like to donate an artefact?

The Röhsska Museum’s assignment includes supplementing the historic collections and to collect contemporary design and craft. Every year the museum acquires about 100 objects.

The museum only accepts items subject to inspection by appointment. It is therefore not possible to leave donations directly at reception.

If you want to donate an artefact please send a photograph of the object with information on the designer, production year, producers name, as well as, other pertinent information to Josefine Kilner, Collections Curator,

Image at the top: Falk Simon’s silver collection. Photo: Hendrik Zeitler