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Officers of arms

was turned over to the College of Antiquities (antikvitetskollegiet) in 1660.[3] Prior to 1953, the office of the National Herald (Riksheraldiker) was responsible for preparing municipal arms and the royal arms of Sweden, but today these duties are carried out by the Heraldry Board of the National Archives, including the State Herald (Statsheraldiker).[3][10] In order to register new municipal arms, a municipality must submit its proposal to both the National Archives Heraldry Board, which consults and renders an opinion, and to the PRV for registration.[10][11] Once the board has completed its consultation process and provided a warrant of arms, the arms thus warranted may then be registered by the PRV and implemented by the municipality.[10] Apart from municipal arms, heraldic arms registered by counties and by military and other government bodies are also handled by the National Archives Heraldry Board and the PRV. The National Archives Heraldry Board, established under Swedish statute 2007:1179,[12] is the highest heraldic body in Sweden.[13] The board is chaired by the National Archivist and includes three other officials, three deputies, the State Herald (who acts as secretary), the National A chives jurist and the National Archives heraldic artist.[13] This board convenes as needed, which in recent years has been once or twice a year.[13] The first National Herald was Conrad Ludvig Transkiold (died 1766),[3] who served as Riksheraldiker 1734-1765.[14] Subsequent National Heralds included Daniel Tilas (1768-1772), Anders Schonberg (1773-1809), Jonas Carl Linnerhielm (1809-1829), Niklas Joakim af Wetterstedt (1829-1855), August Wilhelm Stiernstedt (1855-1880), Carl Arvid Klingspor (1880-1903), Adam Lewenhaupt (1903-1931) and Harald Fleetwood (1931-1953), and State Heralds (since the 1953 reform) have included Carl Gunnar Ulrik Scheffer (1953-1974), Lars-Olof Skoglund (1975), Jan von Konow (1975-1981), Bo Elthammar (1981-1983), and Clara Neveus (1983-1999).[14][15] Since 1999, the State Herald of Sweden has been Henrik Klackenberg.[14][16] The Swedish Collegium of Arms, operating under the Swedish Heraldry Society, is responsible for reviewing and registering burgher arms.[17] The Swedish Heraldry Society is a non-profit association founded in 1976,[7] and is not affiliated with the National Archives or their Heraldry Board, which registers arms of municipalities and other public entities.