According to The Art Newspaper, the Moderna Museet in Stockholm could take over the Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design.
The news follows the premature dismissal of Lena Rahoult, former director of the Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design. Rahoult — who had held tenure at the institution since 2008 — was dismissed earlier this summer following governmental concern over the centre’s finances and programming. Although Rahoult was contracted to hold the position until December this year, she has been replaced by former journalist Kerstin Brunnberg.
Speaking to The Art Newspaper, Sweden’s Cultural Minister Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth explained that there was a “need for change” within the institution. Adelsohn Liljeroth commented on the supposed takeover by Moderna Museet, saying, “We are going to look at the possibilities.” The two institutions are both located in the same building on the island of Skeppsholmen in Stockholm.