The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo

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2.8/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web
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 (2003–2006), Anne Kjellberg (acting, 2006–2007), Allis Helleland (2007–2008), Ingar Pettersen (acting, 2008–2009) and Audun Eckhoff (2009–present). Chairmen of the board have been Christian Bjelland (2002–2008) and Svein Aaser (2008–present).Among its collection is one of the versions of The Scream by Edvard Munch.
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  • Like all museums of arhcitettura, disappoint the promises when they could be very interesting. This is exactly like that, little salt, some small models, some preliminary sketch, when instead you could tell and better infinite things ... To see only free, i.e. either on Thursday or with the Oslo Pass
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  • In the capital city offers the Museum offers, and one of the Central is the National Museum of architecture. Centrally located in the city centre, on the Bank the space in the old Norwegian-built, architects and building his glory in the interested a great building and premises, which is widely known and popular in the national and international environment. There are permanent exhibitions, as well as circulating exhibitions, theme and highlights. Very good information enquiries. d:o)
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  • I have always admired the works of this architect and just had to see this exhibition. In addition there is an exhibition of architecture in Norway in general. The building itself is the previous, pre...  read more »
  • Small gallery but well worth the visit. The lighting and presentation of the works are well done. If you can get in early, go straight up to room 19 (upstairs, turn right, watch room numbers) and spend some time with Munch's paintings. Large tour groups are a minus, but that's true everywhere. The gallery's special exhibit of Japanese and Japanese-influenced art is very beautiful and engaging. It's too bad they won't let you take photos in the special exhibit area. (There's no such restriction in the rest of the gallery.) Free on Thursdays!
  • A nice little quiet museum in Oslo. I was surprised of small it is (like is it over?) and so quiet if we compare to others around the old continent..Good collection with some of the most famous painters of europe... but nt their most famous artworks..including sculptors.
  • A small but nicely organised gallery. The gallery looses a start for not advertising that "The Scream" was away for a technical analysis until after we paid to enter. Entry was only ~£8 or NOK 100.
  • Definitely worth a visit and only 50 NOK. The ground floor had a collection of Gude paintings. The first floor was personally closer to what I appreciate: a very nice collection of Norwegian paintings over the centuries with just the right amount of information on changing influences for those who don’t know much about Norwegian art. You walk a route that takes you step by step through time, starting at early Roman influences and ending with contemporary art.
  • You would maybe expect The Scream, Dance of Life and Madonna of Edvard Munch to be in the Munch Museum at another place in Oslo, but actually they are found here in the National Gallery. At the moment of my visit they had an exhibition upstairs and one on the ground floor. The "Munch room" was upstairs. The ground floor exhibition didn't really appeal to me, but that's personal flavour of course. The people in the museum are very kind and overall it's a nice national gallery.
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