On 22 October at 5.00 pm the doors will open to the new MUNCH in Bjørvika, Oslo!. With eleven large exhibition halls on seven floors, the new Munch Museum (MUNCH) will be one of the world’s largest art museums dedicated to just one artist. The museum will house more than 26,000 works that Edvard Munch bequeathed to the City of Oslo.
MUNCH is looking forward with excitement and anticipation to welcome the public in to the brand new museum in Bjørvika, the part of Oslo’s harbour right behind the Opera house. Until that happens on 22 October, the museum will continue to offer both digital content and physical art experiences at MUNCH Tøyen.
– The new museum will be fantastic with both our own collections as well as international exhibitions of world format, says Stein Olav Henrichsen, director at MUNCH.
Edvard Munch and more
From its location in Bjørvika, with unparalleled views of the Oslo Fjord, visitors will experience the highlights of Edvard Munch’s art, in parallel with a wide-ranging programme of cultural events and experiences for visitors of all ages.
With the increase in space, the new museum is not only able to show more of Munch’s art, but also to cooperate with other art institutions worldwide to create exiting exhibitions. Scream will always be on display.
Additionally, the new building has ample space for restaurants, cafés and a large terrace with a breath-taking view of Oslo and the fjord.