Vigeland Museum revitalized

MUSEUM GUIDE: Tucked away on the south side of Oslo’s famed Frogner Park is a large historic building that in many ways made the park itself possible. The Vigeland Museum, named for the artist behind the park’s enormous collection of sculptures, is where Gustav Vigeland lived and worked for nearly two decades. It reopened earlier […]

Museums get new names

Three museums that are part of the University of Oslo’s Natural History Museum are getting new names in connection with the university’s 200-year anniversary celebrations. The new names will honor scholars who made great contributions to the museum’s fields. The Botanical Museum, for example, will be called Lids hus (Lids’ House), after Dagny Tande Lid […]

New Munch Museum loses support

Oslo’s conservative city government coalition was split after one of its members, the Progress Party, backed out of an earlier political agreement to support construction of a new Munch Museum at Bjørvika in Oslo. The new museum was initially proposed to house the collections of the existing Munch and Stenersen museums. The decision at an […]

Revealing Munch’s genius at work

As they carefully rolled out a huge, historic canvas at the Munch Museum on Thursday, even the museum’s art experts seemed to be holding their breath. They’re about to display a large assortment of paintings and drawings by Norway’s most famous artist, Edvard Munch, many of which they’d never seen themselves. The major exhibition opening […]

Tradition lives on at Folkemuseum

MUSEUM GUIDE: Norway’s capital is full of museums, and they’re often in the news. We’re following that news, and aim to focus regularly on a specific museum or attraction worthy of a visit. THIS WEEK: The Norsk Folkemuseum, a lively place in the summer that’s full of tradition and offers an historic glimpse of the […]

Bogstad Gård… farm or palace?

MUSEUM GUIDE: Norway’s capital is full of museums, and they’re often in the news. We’re following that news, and aim to focus regularly on a specific museum or attraction worthy of a visit. THIS WEEK: Bogstad Gård, a peaceful place to spend a sunny afternoon touring an 18th century manor, strolling the property, and relaxing […]

One Chinese exhibit in Norway

MUSEUM GUIDE: Norway’s capital is full of museums, and they’re often in the news. We’re following that news, and aim to focus regularly on a specific museum or attraction worthy of a visit. THIS WEEK: The National Museum – Architecture, which has been hosting an exhibit on Chinese architecture at a time when relations between […]

If you liked “Night at the Museum”…

MUSEUM GUIDE: Norway’s capital is full of museums, and they’re often in the news. We’re following that news, and aim to focus regularly on a specific museum or attraction worthy of a visit. THIS WEEK: The Historical Museum (Historisk museum), where an eclectic collection transports visitors back in time and to cultures across the globe, […]

Planes, trains and automobiles!

MUSEUM GUIDE: Norway’s capital is full of museums, and they’re often in the news. We’re following that news, and aim to focus regularly on a specific museum or attraction worthy of a visit. THIS WEEK: The Norwegian Museum of Science, Technology, Industry and Medicine (Norsk Teknisk Museum), which makes learning fun for all ages. The […]

Wedged beneath Holmenkollen…

MUSEUM GUIDE: Norway’s capital is full of museums, and they’re often in the news. We’re following that news, and aim to focus regularly on a specific museum or attraction worthy of a visit. THIS WEEK: The Ski Museum at Holmenkollen, before it gets too busy with the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships starting in a few […]