Prince Carl Philip opens the Swedish Infantry Brigade Museum
Prince Carl Philip and County Governor Kenneth Johansson at the opening of the museum. Photo: royalcourt.se
On Saturday 1 June, Prince Carl Philip opened the Swedish Infantry Brigade Museum in Karlstad.
On arrival in Karlstad, The Prince was welcomed by County Governor Kenneth Johansson, who hosted a lunch at the County Governor's official residence. After lunch, The Prince was welcomed to the Swedish Infantry Brigade Museum by Björn Tomtlund, Ulf Andrén and Jenny Boström from the museum. The County Governor gave a speech, and The Prince performed the opening ceremony.
About the museum
In December 2004, the Riksdag decided to move the Artillery Regiment from Kristinehamn to Boden, and the Swedish Armed Forces' Medical Centre from Hammarö to Gothenburg. The question arose of how the many centuries of military cultural heritage in the county should be managed and displayed for future generations. In 2007, the Riksdag chose Karlstad as a location. Christian Braunstein, project manager for Swedish Military Heritage, briefed the leadership of Karlstad Municipality about the project. Karlstad Municipality agreed to house the Swedish Infantry Brigade Museum in Karlstad.