The Edvard Munch Museum in Oslo

The Edvard Munch Museum in Oslo

  • Country: Norway
  • City: Oslo
  • Address: Toyengata 53

A Munch is considered an artist one masterpiece. There are even articles critics, in which many of the wizard will be reviewed only in connection with the story of the most famous works of the author. We are talking about suffering “the Scream” that was stolen a decade ago from a Museum, all the exhibition which consists of works of the brilliant Norwegian expressionist.

Masterpiece returned to the place, two years after the theft. The thieves were not connoisseurs of painting, so the painting suffered. Restorers refused to restore the lost fragment, hoping that in the future there will be tools for precise renovation work. While a masterpiece, albeit in a corrupted form, decorated with a rich collection of the Museum of Edvard Munch in Oslo.


The birth of the Museum took place in 1944, when it was announced the will of the artist. The war went on, the Norwegian Kingdom was occupied and the Royal family evacuated to the United States. The Nazis in the government and didn’t want to hear about the opening of the Museum “degenerate and pervert from the painting.” Therefore, from heritage exhibitions Munch had to be abandoned.


A special Commission of the National Museum, almost illegal was the catalogue of the heritage of the great Norwegian artist. In addition to paintings, which had accumulated more than a thousand, the master bequeathed to the city and people of engravings, etchings, letters, sculptures, photographs, posters, documents. As for the rest of the property of the testator, it almost was not, except for a few personal belongings of the artist. As it turned out, the last years of his life the artist lived in his Studio and nothing but his numerous works were not.
The Museum was opened in 1963. By this time a special building was built large enough to accommodate all the heritage of Munch.


In addition to the rich collection of paintings of the artist, the Museum regularly shows films about Munke, is engaged in active educational activities. Active Museum and in search of new works, buying them at various auctions. Annually for these purposes the Museum allocate a specific budget.


In addition to the main exhibition, consisting of the collection of paintings, drawings and print works here organized a small exhibition of personal belongings of the artist. And temporary exhibitions are held, where the works, United by one theme, written in the same genre.

The Museum is open daily except Tuesday from 10 am to 4 PM (in summer up to 5 hours).

Entrance fee: 120, – NOK. Twice a year, the Museum night (may) and the day of the birth of Munch (12 December), the entrance is free.

To reach the Museum by bus number 20. Stop Museum.