During the period when Sweden was a Great Power the country had wars with almost all countries in Northern Europe. Thus we can´t study Swedish history from this period without international contacts. The same situation exists for the other countries that we had conflicts and wars with.
SFHM together with the military museums in Denmark, Norway and Finland have every year a conference where we discuss museum questions and the wars we have had between our countries seen out of different aspects from the different countries.
On a larger international level SFHM takes part in conferences and symposia arranged by the International Committee of Museums and Collections of Arms and Military Museums(ICOMAM). This network is very important for us.
The international contacts can be seen as a parted responsibility for a common history. One example of this is that SFHM takes part in the Wissenschaftliches Rat Pommersches Landesmuseum, Greifswald in Germany. Pommerania was a Swedish province for more than 150 years which is at about the same situation for Estonia and Livonia. With these two latter countries, former provinces, SFHM has a Baltic Project where we collect memories from Ingrains, Estonians and Latvians and their destinies during World War Two. Exchange of knowledge about our common history is also a part of this project. A yearly contact meeting is held in Tallinn, Estonia.
The State Trophy Collection, which is a part of SFHM, is in its kind the largest in Europe. As the trophies come from other countries and have been preserved here for 300 years they have become a parted heritage with the countries from where they originally came. SFHM cooperate with scholars from these countries. This is an example of a parted responsibility for the preservation of the collection.