Swedish crime scenes 2.0

This toolkit will not be offered for 2022.

Modern Swedish crime fiction has generated major international attention since its debut in the 1960s. In recent years, Stieg Larsson’s millennium books have continued on a well-established path, selling millions of copies in more than 50 countries. The success gave the ‘ScandiCrime’ genre an extra push into the limelight.

This revised version of the popular Swedish crime scenes exhibition continues to highlight the Swedish crime fiction phenomena against a backdrop of Swedish geography and landscape, while providing updated presentations of some of the most prominent Swedish crime fiction writers active today. The toolkit exhibition piece is equally suitable as a background illustration for programmes and activities concerning Swedish contemporary literature as for long-term display.

Building blocks

Overview of exhibition
Full exhibition English version for the exhibition modules
Exhibition text in English for translation


1. Fill out the application form below.

2. Translate the exhibition text and captions and send it to SI who will then forward it to the appointed graphic designer who will create new originals and return them to you for proof reading.

3. Contact a local printer to have the exhibition printed.

For optimal result we suggest that the exhibition is printed on 5mm thick, matte laminated Kapa boards (700x1500mm), and mounted on four SI exhibition modules. See the exhibition module toolkit for information on how to construct the modules.

The exhibition can also be translated into other local languages by the foreign mission. See text files below.

Financial support

Swedish embassies and consulates may apply for financial support of maximum 40,000 SEK for production of the exhibition, language translation and travel costs and remuneration for Swedish guest speakers.

How to apply

This toolkit will not be offered for 2022.

To apply, please fill out the application form.

The application must be sent in at least two months before the event. Resources are limited and financial support may not be available at the end of the year. Limits may apply.

By filling out the application form you agree to respect the copyright agreement for the images.

Individuals or organisations who would like to show the exhibit should contact the Swedish embassy or consulate in your area.

How to report

After completed event, fill out the project report for toolkits.

Contact at the Swedish Institute

For more information, contact Henrik C. Enbohm.