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Norway parliament approves unique new Oslo National Museum. Things are continuing to look up for the Scandinavian capital’s art community following Parliament’s green light, Thursday. This is a big day for Norway and art,” said National Museum director Audun Eckhoff in a statement. “The new museum building will give Oslo and Norway significantly stronger and clearer positioning in the visual arts. It will bring to art a lower threshold and broader public appeal than it has today. I am looking forward to welcoming visitors to the National Museum in its new domicile at Vestbanen.” The new building, designed by Germany’s Kleihues + Schuwerk Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH, is located on the central Oslo site of the former Railway Station West (Vestbanen) at Aker Brygge. It is also the second to be approved in well under a month.

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Norway parliament approves unique new Oslo National Museum

Published on Friday, 7th June, 2013 at 13:18 under the news category, by Shruti Chauhan and Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 27th August 2014 at 12:47.

Things are continuing to look up for the Scandinavian capital’s art community following Parliament’s green light, Thursday.

Norway's new National Museum, Vestbanen
Norway's new National Museum, Vestbanen
Photo: Statsbygg/Kleihues+Schuwerk/CC


This is a big day for Norway and art,” said National Museum director Audun Eckhoff in a statement. “The new museum building will give Oslo and Norway significantly stronger and clearer positioning in the visual arts. It will bring to art a lower threshold and broader public appeal than it has today. I am looking forward to welcoming visitors to the National Museum in its new domicile at Vestbanen.”

The new building, designed by Germany’s Kleihues + Schuwerk Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH, is located on the central Oslo site of the former Railway Station West (Vestbanen) at Aker Brygge. It is also the second to be approved in well under a month.

Quad-Party politicians put an end to a multi-year squabble regarding a new Munch museum just ten days ago, voting in favour of a new Munch museum. Spanish architect Juan Herreros designed Lambda.

The Ministry of Culture has announced that the new National Museum project, reputedly Norway’s most expensive cultural building ever, will be completed in 2018-2019.

MPs settled the NOK 5.3 billion (some USD 922 million/EUR 695.8 million/GBP 591.9 million) cost amount by consensus early yesterday evening. This will be followed up when the matter is laid before Parliament on 21 June just before the summer recess.

The first phase of construction work can be started as early end 2013/beginning 2014. Moreover, the government has proposed about NOK 60 million in initial allocations (about USD 10.4 million/EUR 7.8 million/GBP 6.7 million). This is so state agency Statsbygg can begin detailed planning.

“This is an important and happy day for our arts and culture, and for all who are concerned with conditions for the visual arts in Norway,” declared Minister of Culture Hadia Tajik about Thursday’s decision.

“Ideas can be brave, but it is action that counts. The National Museum can now be realized. This means the Norwegian public will receive a unique place where they can experience the visual arts within the next six years. Moreover, art will get a home it deserves,” she added.




Published on Friday, 7th June, 2013 at 13:18 under the news category, by Shruti Chauhan and Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 27th August 2014 at 12:47.

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