Archives and research

The Bærtling Foundation manages Olle Bærtling’s archive and his remaining artworks. The archive includes, among other things, photographs, documents related to exhibitions, correspondence, published and unpublished writings, and audio recordings. The foundation has an extensive collection of Bærtling’s artworks. The collection is deposited at the Halland Art Museum in Halmstad to ensure that his works are made accessible to a broad audience through activities such as exhibitions, programs, and education.

Paper documents and photographs are stored at the National Archives of Sweden in Stockholm under the name Bærtling Archive, with reference number SE/RA/720947. The Bærtling Archive is open for researchers and curators. Access requires permission from the Bærtling Foundation. If you wish to conduct research in the archive, you must first email a written request to the foundation, describing your purpose. Each request is handled individually. To apply for access to the Bærtling Archive, please contact us at


Recommended archives

Riksarkivet, Landsarkivet i Lund. Dokumenteringsarkiv för modern konst. Olle Bærtlings samling, 1940-1980, SE/LLA/31033:013.

Universitetsbiblioteket, Lunds universitet. Oscar Reutersvärds arkiv.

Hallands Konstmuseum, Halmstad.

Konstbiblioteket, Nationalmuseum/Moderna Museet, Stockholm.

Uppsala universitetsbibliotek. Teddy Brunius efterlämnade papper, 1930-2011, NC2075-2104, NC2233-2247.

Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Rose Fried Gallery Records, 1936-1972. Artists and Clients Files. Bærtling, Olle, 1958-1970.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives, New York, NY. Artist files, bulk 1960-1990, A0008. Bærtling, Olle, 1960s-1990s.