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23.02.2020

Norwegian Museum of Contemporary Art

The highly regarded National Museum of Contemporary Art is keeper of the National Gallery's collections of post-WWII Scandinavian and international art. The gallery is also known for its cutting-edge temporary exhibitions. At time of writing it had closed its doors at Bankplassen in preparation for reopening in the new National Museum complex in 2020.

The Norwegian Museum of Contemporary Art (Norwegian: Museet for samtidskunst) is a museum in Oslo, Norway. Since 2003, it is administratively a part of the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design.

The Norwegian Museum of Contemporary Art was established in 1988 with works received from the National Gallery of Norway and opened in 1990 as a museum for art produced after World War II. In 1992, the National Touring Exhibition (Riksgalleriet) was separated as an independent entity. The building, designed by architect Ingvar Hjorth (1862-1927), was formerly used by Norges Bank. Former directors of the museum were Jan Brockmann (1988–1996) and Per Bjarne Boym (1996–2003).

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