Munch Museum

Munch Museum entrance

Munch Museum (Norwegian: Munch-museet) is an art museum in Oslo, Norway dedicated to the life and works of the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch.[1]

History

Munch Museum, Tøyen, Oslo, Norway.
architects: Einar Myklebust and Gunnar Fougner

Munch Museum is situated at Tøyen in the Oslo borough of Gamle Oslo. Construction of the museum was financed from the profits generated by the Oslo municipal cinemas and opened its doors in 1963 to commemorate what would have been Munch's 100th birthday. Its collection consists of works and articles by Munch, which he donated to the municipality of Oslo upon his death, and additional works donated by his sister Inger Munch, as well as various other works obtained through trades of including duplicate prints.[2]

The museum now has in its permanent collection well over half of the artist's entire production of paintings and at least one copy of all his prints. This amounts to over 1,200 paintings, 18,000 prints, six sculptures, as well as 500 plates, 2,240 books, and various other items. The museum also contains educational and conservation sections, and has facilities for the performing arts.[3]

The museum structure was designed by architects Einar Myklebust and Gunnar Fougner. Myklebust also played an important role in the expansion and renovation of the museum in 1994 for the 50th anniversary of Munch's death. This site has also been the location of filming for an Olsenbanden-movie from 1984. [4][5]

Other Languages
العربية: متحف مونك
беларуская: Музей Мунка
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Музэй Мунка
català: Museu Munch
čeština: Munchovo muzeum
Ελληνικά: Μουσείο Μουνκ
español: Museo Munch
Esperanto: Muzeo Munch
فارسی: موزه مونک
føroyskt: Munch-savnið
français: Musée Munch
italiano: Museo Munch
Nederlands: Munchmuseum
norsk nynorsk: Munch-museet
polski: Munch-museet
português: Munchmuseet
română: Muzeul Munch
русский: Музей Мунка
svenska: Munchmuseet
українська: Музей Мунка