Dear fellow symposium participants -- I am very grateful for this opportunity to introduce to you some observations and information on the open-air museums in Sweden. I hope this will be of interest in an international perspective, as well as for my Korean colleagues whom I understand are actively engaged in expanding the role and the enormous potential of open-air museums here in Korea -- clearly a very worthwile endeavor. As the director of the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, I cannot claim to be a specialist on open-air museums, but I will offer you some background on why Sweden has made some rather important contributions in the field of open-air museum development. I will also introduce and discuss some specific examples of openair museums in Sweden focused on archaeological sites and materials. The Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, the MFEA, as all of you know very well, is an Asia-oriented museum and it is overwhelmingly?? indoor??rather than?? outdoor??-- necessarily so, since our collections are very far removed from their original sites and original living contexts. The MFEA serves as a bridge, connecting Asia with the audiences of Sweden and Europe as a whole. As the caretakers of a significant part of world cultural heritage from Asia, we strive to manage our collections as part of a global heritage and for a truly global audience.