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Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo

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The Norwegian Museum of Contemporary Art is a museum in Oslo, Norway. Since 2003, it is administratively a part of the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design.HistoryThe Norwegian museum of Contemporary Art was established in 1988 and opened in 1990 as a museum for art produced after 1945 - works received from the National Gallery of Norway. In 1992, the National Touring Exhibitions was separated as an independent entity. The building, designed by Ingvar Hjorth, was formerly used by Norges Bank. Former directors of the museum were Jan Brockmann (1988–1996) and Per Bjarne Boym (1996–2003).
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  • Tickets are valid even for the architectural museum for 50NOK. Pretty worth the money spent to visit 2 museums at this price. Time spent here was about an hour for us to hide from the rain. Quite wort...  more »
  • We visited the Museum to see art. However, in somes ways the best part was the fish soup. It was creamy, spicy, and full of salmon and shrimps and a huge serving. We try a fish soup in just about ever...  more »
  • The museum is closing in September and the collection is being moved to a new building. The building is a treat - lots of detail. As for current exhibitions - the photography was very interesting and ...  more »
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  • Great little museum. Not the best conteporary collection. The building's interior architecture alone is worth the price of admission.
  • This is one of the least exciting contemporary art museums I've ever been to and it shows in the lack of people visiting. There were some nice works in the collection but there was not enough to make to want to go back. Felt like there was more security than visitors around the place.
  • Some great exhibits
  • Not very impresive expo, still worth seeing especially on thursday.
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