Lunds konst

Lunds konst produces, collects and administers public art in the municipality of Lund.

Lunds konst produces, collects and administers public art in the municipality of Lund. Artworks belonging to the municipality are either permanently installed in urban public space or have a more or less detached existence inside municipal buildings.

Art as common property creates aesthetic and spiritual values beyond what is measurable in day-to-day municipal reality. Within Swedish public administration there is a proud tradition, dating from the 1930s, of allocating one percent of the cost of building or renovating public facilities for so-called building-related art. Lunds kommun has followed this principle for several decades.

The municipal art collection of Lund comprises more than 3000 works, of which 400 are permanently installed in urban environments or inside buildings. These artworks are administered through the municipal art registry, which is continuously updated as the collection is enlarged and renewed.

Lunds konst is managed by Lunds konsthall, which in turn is a part of the Culture and Leisure Services Department of the Municipality of Lund. From 2020 onwards, the administration of municipally own art will partly change. The commissioning of art projects for new buildings will be disconnected from individual construction processes. The funds allocated will instead be collected as one endowment that will finance the production of new artworks for strategic locations throughout the municipality.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Public art?

Public art is the entire context of objects, events, processes and locations financed and administered with public money allocated for this purpose.

Who decides which artworks are commissioned or acquired?

Public art in the Municipality of Lund is procured in consultation with users within the various areas of municipal activity and in collaboration between the different branches of municipal administration. All procurement is done in consultation with specialists and the procurement processes are approved by elected politicians in the Culture and Leisure Services Committee.

What happens if an artwork is damaged?

The publicly owned artworks in the collection of the Municipality of Lund are insured. Any damage or loss shall be reported to Lunds konsthall, telephone +46 463594928.

If you have more questions about public art, please contact Emil Nilsson, Curator Public Art.