National Museum - Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo

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The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo is the national museum of art of Norway.It was established on 1 July 2003 through a merger of the Norwegian Museum of Architecture, the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the National Gallery of Norway, and the National Touring Exhibitions.Its directors have been Sune Nordgren, Anne Kjellberg, Allis Helleland, Ingar Pettersen, Audun Eckhoff and Karin Hindsbo . Chairmen of the board have been Christian Bjelland, Svein Aaser and Linda Bernander Silseth .Among its collection is one of the versions of The Scream by Edvard Munch.The new National MuseumA major reconstruction is planned for the National Museum. In 2020 this will integrate The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design into one building. This will be placed in the location of the old Oslo West Station train station at Bjørvika. The building will open in 2020, with an exhibition area 13,000 m². Architect is Kleihues + Schuwerk Gesellschaftvon Architekten mbH. Ramboll is technical advisor and builder's enigineer on the project.
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  • The museum is relatively on the smaller side comparing to some major other European art museums but it has a superb collection of Norwegian artists, some other celebrated big names but mostly the...  more »
  • We visited this small museum on 25.8.17. Exhibitions here change periodically so one may see diffrent things on different occasions.Currently there are exhibits on two floors, plus a gift shop and...  more »
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  • I feel like this museum is more suited to architecture students and those who have a keen interest in architecture; I found the exhibits quite dry, with very dense with technical information. If you visit the National Gallery of Oslo you are able to enter this museum for free. We visited the museum late in the afternoon so we didn't have much time to slowly browse, but it turns out there were only two permanent showrooms currently open anyway. That being said, there is a very small but lovely temporary exhibit on Le Corbusier, which displays the artist and architect's abstract art. This room was my favourite part of the museum. The exhibition discussing Oslo's future plans for building was more enlightening, but I don't think I'd pay to enter this museum if it was required.
  • Good museum, clear depiction how Norwegian housing architecture evolved over period of time. By the way entrance is free for everyone on Thursday.
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