Norwegian Museum of Decorative Arts and Design

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Museum of Decorative Arts and Design.

The Norwegian Museum of Decorative Arts and Design (Norwegian: Kunstindustrimuseet) is a museum in Oslo, Norway. Its collection includes clothing, textile, furniture, silver, glass, ceramics, and handicrafts. Since 2003, the museum has been administratively a part of the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design.[1]

Due to relocating to the new National Museum in Oslo, the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design closed October 16 2016. The collection will be part of the new museum when this opens in 2020.


The museum was created on the initiative of Lorentz Dietrichson and Nicolay Nicolaysen. It was established in 1876 as one of the first of its kind in Europe. The first director was Henrik A. Grosch (1848-1929), nephew of the noted architect, Christian Heinrich Grosch. The museum is located at St. Olavsgate 1 in Oslo. Since 1904 it has been located with the Norwegian National Academy of Craft and Art Industry in a building designed by Adolf Bredo Greve (1871-1931) and Ingvar M. O. Hjorth (1862- 1927) [2] [3] [4] [5]


  1. ^ Kunstindustrimuseet (Visit Oslo)
  2. ^ Trond Indahl:Henrik Grosch, Museumsmann (Norsk biografisk leksikon)
  3. ^ Ketil Kiran: Adolf Bredo Stabell Greve (Store norske leksikon)
  4. ^ Ketil Kiran: Ingvar Magnus Olsen Hjorth (Store norske leksikon)
  5. ^ Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2007). "Kunstindustrimuseet i Oslo". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 26 December 2010.

Coordinates: 59°55′06″N 10°44′35″E / 59.9184°N 10.7431°E / 59.9184; 10.7431