2008-08-03

The National Gallery in Oslo


The National Gallery (Nasjonalgalleriet) was built in 1836 and enlarged in 1903–07.

The National Gallery has Norway's largest collection of Norwegian, Nordic and international art from the beginning of the 19th century up until today. The main exhibition displays Norwegian and international paintings and sculptures from the 19th century up until today, including many of Edvard Munch's major works.

Photo by: Mark Wilkinson


This picture is from the other side of the building. You have seen parts of this before.

Photo by: Lothiane

2 kommentarer:

Kris sa...

Has it always been a gallery? It looks like it might have been something else at some point.

A grand building either way!

Lothiane sa...

Hi Kris, thanks for your comment. :)
I've read a bit online and yes, this building was obviously built for the purpose to be the National Gallery. Earlier, the collection didn't belong to one building, but was moved around.

They are talking about moving this museum, but as far as I know, nothing has been decided.