Malmö Castle - Malmöhus Castle.tif
The first castle was founded in 1434 by King Eric of Pomerania. This structure was partially demolished in early 16th century , and a new one was built in its place in the 1530s by King Christian III of Denmark. Historically, this fortress was one of the most important strongholds of Denmark.
The castle was for five years (1568–1573) the prison of James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell, third husband of Mary, Queen of Scots. The earl was taken into custody on the orders of the Protestant Danish king Frederick II of Denmark when his ship ran aground in Bergen, Norway during a storm. He was sent to Malmö Castle to be imprisoned, although he had previously been released from Tower of London for lack of evidence in the murder of Mary's second husband, Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley.
Today the Castle is home to the Malmö Art Museum - Malmö Konstmuseum.
The museum houses a major collections of Nordic modern and contemporary art, now containing about 40,000 works, covering the period from the 16th century to the present day.
The museum hosts several important collections and historical donations, including the works of Carl Fredrik Hill (1849-1911). The Herman Gotthardt Collection of Nordic modern 20th-century art is an important contribution to the understanding of the early production of Scandinavian modern art. Also in the museum´s holdings is a unique collection of Russian fin-de-siècle paintings, acquired at the famous Baltic Exhibition in Malmö in 1914.
The museum has an extensive collection of furniture and handicraft, primarily from southern Sweden.
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