The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo

(2.9/5 based on 30+ 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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  • It is a nice little museum with currently three exhibitions. All are definitely interesting. The museum was not very crowded so you have enough time to watch everything. 
  • Very entertaining shows the history of architecture. Affected by both ancient and modern architecture. The exposition presented in the form of models, drawings, photographs. Not even a specialist much understandable.
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  • The place currently consists of three exhibitions. One exhibit is a permament architecture exhibition. The exhibition is nice, but rather small. The second exhibition is in conjunction with the 200th ...  more »
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  • Excellent gallery. The upper level is presented in chronological order with each room representing a time period and/or type of art making a visit easily accessible. Each room has a short description of the art pieces. It's sufficient information without overwhelming visitors with text on the art pieces. I did like that the art pieces went back to Greek/Roman sculptures and eventually lead to the famous Edward Munch paintings and then continued onwards.
  • It's a very complete museum. The permanent part covers very well the different periods, it's very well organised and easy to follow. In the temporary part there was a Collections of masterpieces inspired to the Japanese culture. I haven't honestly seen a really connection among a lot of them. It looks like more an excuse to keep together several great artists, but a lot of the masterpieces were beautiful and I enjoyed this part too.
  • Great museum with great paintings of many famous painers such as Munch, Mone, Picasso, Gaugin, etc. Original first version of "Scream" painting by Munch and "Madonna" is also here.
  • Excellent museum! A lot of fine masterpieces of a couple of the best painters and sculpters! Including The Scream of Edvard Munch. But also Jan Steen, Picasso, Rodin, Jan van der Heyden, Jacob van Ruisdael, Tidemand & Gude and Sohlberg. Really glad I visited! Take your time too look at the pieces in great awe, and take your time to visit. Don't think you must rush. A couple of hours is really needed to look at it all. But if you want to take more time, a whole day can also be spend here!! No problem. They have a really large collection!
  • 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 not their most famous artworks..including sculptors. I think it's to expensive for the offer.. But it's just me.