Mini journal logo  Home Issue Contents All Issues

Development-led Archaeology and Public Benefit from a Swedish Perspective

Alexander Gill

Cite this as: Gill, A. 2021 Development-led Archaeology and Public Benefit from a Swedish Perspective, Internet Archaeology 57.


There has been a specific national policy for culture in Sweden since 1974. Since then, the issue of public access to culture has been a central political objective. The ambition to provide the whole population with access to culture includes knowledge about the past. Making sure that the results of development-led archaeology are beneficial for the general public has therefore been an important issue in Sweden for quite some time.

Corresponding author: Alexander Gill
Riksantikvarieämbetet (Swedish National Heritage Board)

Full text

Burström, M. 2014 'More than a sensitive ear: what to expect of a professional expert' in J. Schofield (ed) Who Needs Experts?: counter-mapping cultural heritage, Farnham: Ashgate. 101-12.

Eng, S. 2018 'Historien vi ärvde', Populär Arkeologi 4, 16-19.

Engström, E. (ed) 2017 FuTArk: Funktionsvariation, tillgänglighet, Uppdragsarkeologi, Västerås: Stiftelsen Kulturmiljövård.

Johansson, Lars-Anders. 2017 Att dansa efter maktens pipa: Kultur i politikens tjänst, Timbro förlag: Stockholm.

Regeringen 1994, Regeringens proposition 1993/94:177. Utbildning och forskning. Kvalitet och konkurrenskraft.

Regeringen 2017, Regeringens proposition 2016/17:116. Kulturarvspolitik.

Svanberg, F. and Hauptman Wahlgren, K. 2007 Publik arkeologi, Lund: Nordic Academic Press.

Svensson, C-J. 2014 Festligt, folkligt, fullsatt? Offentlig debatt om Historiska museets publika verksamhet från Den Svenska Historien till Sveriges Historia, Jönköping: Jönköping University.

Wong, O. 2016a 'Bah Kuhnkes kulturpolitik hotar kulturarvet', Svenska Dagbladet 28 September 2016.

Wong, O. 2016b 'Vem är det som har kolonial blick egentligen?', Svenska Dagbladet 7 July 2016.

Internet Archaeology is an open access journal based in the Department of Archaeology, University of York. Except where otherwise noted, content from this work may be used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 (CC BY) Unported licence, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided that attribution to the author(s), the title of the work, the Internet Archaeology journal and the relevant URL/DOI are given.

Terms and Conditions | Legal Statements | Privacy Policy | Cookies Policy | Citing Internet Archaeology

Internet Archaeology content is preserved for the long term with the Archaeology Data Service. Help sustain and support open access publication by donating to our Open Access Archaeology Fund.