The King awards medals

Actor Pia Johansson receives the Litteris et Artibus medal from The King.

Actor Pia Johansson receives the Litteris et Artibus medal from The King. Photo: Jonas Borg/The Royal Court of Sweden

On Tuesday 12 October, The King awarded HM The King's Medal and the Litteris et Artibus during a ceremony in Queen Lovisa Ulrika's Dining Hall at the Royal Palace.

HM The King's Medal, previously called the Court Medal, has been awarded since the first half of the 19th century in recognition of exceptional contributions.

The Litteris et Artibus Medal was instituted in 1853, and is awarded for outstanding artistic contributions, mainly within the fields of music, theatrical performance and literature.

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During the medal presentation ceremony, medals were also presented to those who had been officially awarded medals by The King on 28 January 2021.

HM The King's Medal, 12th size with the Seraphim Ribbon (ladies' version).

HM The King's Medal, 12th size with the Seraphim Ribbon (ladies' version). Photo: Jonas Borg/The Royal Court of Sweden

The following medals were presented during the ceremony:

HM THE KING'S MEDAL

12th size with the ribbon of the Order of the Seraphim

Former Director General Peter Kleen
For outstanding contributions within Swedish public administration

Director Gerald Nagler
For many years of significant contributions for the promotion of human rights

Ambassador Olof Skoog
For outstanding contributions to the Swedish Foreign Service

The King presents a medal to director Gerald Nagler, who was recognised for many years of significant contributions for the promotion of human rights.

The King presents a medal to director Gerald Nagler, who was recognised for many years of significant contributions for the promotion of human rights. Photo: Jonas Borg/The Royal Court of Sweden

12th size with a bright blue ribbon

Director Jacob de Geer
For significant contributions within Swedish industry

Director Stig Engström
For significant contributions within Swedish industry

Former Member of the Riksdag Göran Lennmarker
For outstanding political achievement

Director Gerteric Lindquist
For significant contributions within Swedish industry

Director Magnus Nilsson
For significant contributions within Swedish industry

Writer and social debater Anders Wijkman
For meritorious services regarding growth and the environment

Emma Frans receives her diploma from The Queen.

Emma Frans receives her diploma from The Queen. Photo: Jonas Borg/The Royal Court of Sweden

8th size with the ribbon of the Order of the Seraphim

Professor Deliang Chen
For outstanding contributions to Swedish and international climate research

Scientific journalist Henrik Ekman MD (Hon)
For significant contributions to disseminate knowledge about nature and the environment

Scientific writer Emma Frans MD
For significant contributions to disseminate knowledge about science and research

Former Municipal Commissioner Lars-Erik Fälth
For outstanding local government work

Professor Gunnar C. Hansson
For meritorious services within medical research, especially cystic fibrosis

Director Per Lundberg
For meritorious services as Chairman of the Board of Sophiahemmet and the Queen Sophia's Shelter Foundation

Art historian Isabella Nilsson
For meritorious contributions within Swedish academia

Professor Emerita Margaretha Rossholm Lagerlöf
For significant contributions within the history of art and the Swedish arts

Professor Emerita Barbro Åsman
For significant contributions within research and research cooperation in physics

Director Per Lundberg was recognised for meritorious services as Chairman of the Board of Sophiahemmet and the Queen Sophia's Shelter Foundation.

Director Per Lundberg was recognised for meritorious services as Chairman of the Board of Sophiahemmet and the Queen Sophia's Shelter Foundation. Photo: Jessica Gow/TT

8th size with a bright blue ribbon

Operations Manager Mariam Afrasiabpour
For significant contributions to facilitate immigrant women's entry to the labour market and to combat honour-related oppression

Former Secretary General Bo Forsberg
For outstanding contributions within church aid work

Dean Lisa Tegby
For significant contributions within Swedish ecclesiastical life

Director and dramatist Alexander Mørk-Eidem
For innovative contributions within Swedish performing arts

5th size with a bright blue ribbon

Director Mia Spendrup
For significant contributions within Swedish tourism relating to cultural heritage

Violin maker Peter Westerlund
For outstanding contributions as a violin maker

Artistic Director Magnus Wetterholm
For outstanding contributions within culture in Bergslagen

Artist Lena Philipsson received the Litteris et Artibus Medal during the day's ceremony at the Royal Palace.

Artist Lena Philipsson received the Litteris et Artibus Medal during the day's ceremony at the Royal Palace. Photo: Jessica Gow/TT

THE LITTERIS ET ARTIBUS MEDAL

Writer and translator Gun-Britt Sundström
For outstanding artistic contributions within Swedish literature and the art of translation

Choreographer and dancer Alexander Ekman
For outstanding artistic contributions as a choreographer

Actor and director Pia Johansson
For outstanding artistic contributions as an actor

Social studies graduate and cantor Ragnar Håkanson
For outstanding artistic contributions as a musician and a promotor of Swedish church music

Artist Magnus Uggla was recognised for outstanding artistic contributions within Swedish music.

Artist Magnus Uggla was recognised for outstanding artistic contributions within Swedish music. Photo: Jessica Gow/TT

Court Singer Daniel Johansson
For outstanding artistic contributions as an opera singer

Composer Mats Larsson Gothe
For outstanding artistic contributions as a composer

Artist Lena Philipsson
For outstanding artistic contributions within Swedish music

Artist Magnus Uggla
For outstanding artistic contributions within Swedish music

The King gives a speech to the medal winners in Queen Lovisa Ulrika's Dining Hall at the Royal Palace.

The King gives a speech to the medal winners in Queen Lovisa Ulrika's Dining Hall at the Royal Palace. Photo: Jessica Gow/TT