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Catch a bit of art, architecture and design while heading for Spitsbergen? The Nasjonalmuseet in Oslo recently opened its doors. Where sky, sea and art meet. 

Unmissable from the the banks of the fjord right at the heart of Oslo, the new National Museum – Nasjonalmuseet (designed by Kleihues + Schuwerk Gesellschaft von Architekten) recently opened to the public. Born from merging the former National Gallery, the Museum of Architecture, the Museum of Decorative Arts and the Oslo Museum of Contemporary Art. In a tailor-made architectural setting, it has become the largest cultural complex in Northern Europe - offering an international renowned institution.

When night falls, the Light Hall’s 130 metre-long façade lights up from the inside. Just next to the red-brick city hall, the Nasjonalmuseet and its vibrant contours awaken the city. 

Some of the most famous paintings by Edvard Munch, including The Scream (1893) and Madonna (1894), are located in the Munch Room at the National Museum. You can also see the works of artists such as Harriet Backer, Harald Sohlberg, Christian and Oda Krohg, as well as sculptures by Gustav Vigeland. You can also see works by international artists such as Claude Monet, Paul Gauguin, Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne and Pablo Picasso.

Plans to navigate north? This could be the grand finale of your next journey…

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Nasjonalmuseet (National Museum of Oslo)

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