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History

From ancient hall to county museum

The embryo for today's county museum can be found in the creation of Dalarnas Fornminnesförening, which was formed in 1862 as the sixth antiquities association in the country. The association began very quickly to collect objects and archives to preserve them for the future. In 1883, the antiquities association acquired its first museum building - the trivial school's old gymnasium, which is still on the corner of Kristinegatan - the Promenade. In 1892, the museum was opened to the public under the name Dala Fornsal. In 1926, Fornsalen moved into the so-called Vallmanska villa, which was located just above the county council's current office building. The county council acquired and had the house demolished in the mid-1950s, after which the museum collections were stored in various premises in the city, and the county antiquarian (Ingemar Tunander 1950-1955) with his small expedition moved into the Art Gallery while waiting for the county museum issue to find its final solution.

DALARNA MUSEUM - IMPORTANT YEARS

1862  
Dalarnas Fornminnesförening is formed
1883  
The first museum building - the trivial school's old gymnasium
1890  
The county council begins to support the activities continuously
1892  
Dala Fornsal - the museum collection is opened to the public
1915  
Dalarnas hembygdsförbund is formed
1926  
The second museum building - Vallmanska villa
1930  
Fornminnesföreningen and hembygdsförbundet merge into DFHF, Dalarnas Fornminnes and Hembygdsförbund
1936  
Falu City Art Gallery inaugurated
1937  
National Heritage Service established (Svante Svärdström)
1955  
Dala Fornsal moves to Konsthallen
1962  
The Dalarna Museum is inaugurated. The art department will be a new business
1967  
The museum begins with traveling exhibitions
1976  
The Dalarna Museum Foundation will be the new principal
1982  
The art gallery is reopened after refurbishment
1984  
The museum is being built with a workshop, office and auditorium
1985  
Selma Lagerlöf's study is inaugurated at the museum
1986  
The Museum of the Future is inaugurated in Borlänge
1996  
The Dalarna Museum receives three stars in the Michelin Guide
2007  
The new Dalarna Museum is inaugurated
2019
The museum begins the move of objects to a new magazine, Tallen.