The Malmö Konstmuseum is not a part of Malmö Museums is due to a desire from Malmo city to the museum to have its own building. Only 0.12% of the museum's collections shown today. Malmö Art Museum's collections are among Sweden's largest at around 40,000 works of art. Above all, the Nordic contemporary art collection, consisting of around 9,000 works of art purchased between 1988-2005, renowned and sought after. Malmo city also wants the city's residents and visitors will have greater access to the art museum other unique collections, which is currently located in the magazine.
Several major art gifts have in recent years been given to the museum, for example, from individual artists such as Max Walter Svanberg, Torsten Andersson, Ester Almqvist, Barbro Backstrom, Dan Wolgers and Gunnar Norrman.