Jimmy Pettersson

Jimmy Pettersson


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Works at Department of Culture and Aesthetics
Telephone 08-16 25 28
Visiting address Frescativägen 24
Postal address Institutionen för kultur och estetik 106 91 Stockholm

About me

Jimmy Pettersson is a PhD student in Art History at the Department of Culture and Aesthetics since February 2015.

His research departs from an interest in how museums and galleries worked with film in the 1950 – 1960s in Sweden. Today, film, video and other moving images are a natural part of an art museum’s exhibitions and of contemporary art; in the 1950s, however, Sweden’s leading art institutions Nationalmuseum (Sweden’s national gallery) and Moderna Museet (Sweden’s modern museum of art) made a strong stand for film as art.

Working within the field of media history Petterssons thesis will account primarily for the presence of film in Nationalmuseum and Moderna Museet and highlight the historic and contemporary significance of film within these institutions.


Art History I: Visual studies


Jimmy Pettersson ”Apropos Film. On moving images in a modern art museum” i Pontus Hultén and Moderna Museet: The Formative Years, Anna Tellgren och Anna Lundström (red.), Koenig Books: London, 2017, s. 97-120.

ISBN: 978-3-96098-082-7


Jimmy Pettersson ”Apropå Film. Om rörlig bild i det moderna konstmuseet” i Pontus Hultén och Moderna Museet: De formativa åren, Anna Tellgren och Anna Lundström (red), Moderna Museet: Stockholm, 2017, s. 97-120.

ISBN: 978-91-86243-83-8

Last updated: January 7, 2020

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