Norwegian Museum of Contemporary Art

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For the history after 2003, see National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design.
Museum of Contemporary Art.

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.

History[edit]

The Norwegian museum of Contemporary Art was established in 1988 and opened in 1990 as a museum for art produced after 1945 - works received from the National Gallery of Norway. In 1992, the National Touring Exhibitions was separated as an independent entity. The building, designed by Ingvar Hjorth, was formerly used by Norges Bank. Former directors of the museum were Jan Brockmann (1988–1996) and Per Bjarne Boym (1996–2003).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2007). "Museet for samtidskunst". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 26 December 2010. 

Coordinates: 59°54′31″N 10°44′28″E / 59.9085°N 10.7411°E / 59.9085; 10.7411