Swedish Military Heritage is a network of 25 state-owned or state supported museums. The National Museums of Military History and the National Maritime Museums Authorities direct and support the overall network. The museums are spread throughout the country and the majority deal with the defence of Sweden during the Cold War era. A smaller number of others concentrate on earlier historical periods.
Swedish Military Heritage has a co-operation agreement with:
National Property Board (Statens fastighetsverk, SFV)
The National Property Board (SFV), the National Military Museums (SFHM) and the Swedish Maritime Museums (SMM) has come to an agreement about future cooperation. The purpose is to make it manifest the assignment of resonsibilities between the authorities and together develop the historical military buildings of the Swedish government.
This agreement will, for SMHA, probably mean that at long sight, the network will be extended with a number of fort and fotresses belonging to the SFV. Around 20 of these will probable do well inside the SMHA for example the fortresses Bohus, Carlsten, New Elfsborg and Varberg on the western coast. At the sea-approach to Stockholm there are the slightly more modern establishments Siarö fortress, Rindö redutt together with Oscar-Fredriksborg and Fredriksborg fortresses. In the southern part of Sweden there are Landskrona citadel, Kalmar castle, Malmöhus och a number of fortifications in Karlskrona.
Mutual marketing and a acting ought to make this part of the military history of Sweden alive to the public and a common success for the three authorities involved.
The National Association of Military Cultural History Societies
The National Association of Military Cultural History Societies was established in 1999. The Association’s purpose is to preserve Sweden’s military cultural history and to promote co-operation between the military cultural history societies throughout the country. The Association also acts as an information and co-operation link for members in common areas of interest with the Armed Forces and other authorities and organisations. The Association has about 40 member societies, with approximately 3000 members, of whom about a third is equipped and trained. In ancient military style the societies span the period from the 1400s to the middle of the 1900s and also include a number of bands and dance groups.
Since April 2008 the Association has had a co-operation agreement with the National Museums of Military History and therefore forms part of Swedish Military Heritage. In addition there are co-operation projects with military units, museums, old comrade and folklore societies and regional cultural organisations. The Association’s societies have also taken part in international events in Germany and Switzerland.