Audioguide

Get closer to Edvard Munch's art with engaged voices from around the world.

The audio guide is a device with headphones you can pick up in the lobby on arrival.

Available in:
Norwegian, English, German, French, Japanese, Chinese and Sign Language.

With our audio guide you can get an exciting and educational journey through Munch's art. Get new perspectives on our exhibitions with stories from artists, musicians, activists, writers and art historians who share their unique interpretations of Munch's diverse art.

We offer sound stories in three of our collection exhibitions:

Edvard Munch Infinite
Floor 4

Join a voyage of discovery into the art of Edvard Munch. Hear stories about world-famous motifs such as The Scream and Madonna, and prepare to be amazed by unknown masterpieces and unexpected insights into Munch's multifaceted oeuvre. 

Besides the museum's own art historians, you will meet artist Tracey Emin, author Fredrik Høyer, climate activist Penelope Lea and others.

Listen to: 28 tracks to artworks in the exhibition. 

Credtis:
Munch's texts read by Fredrik Høyer
Trine Otte Bak Nielsen, curator, MUNCH
Kristina Valla, text editor, MUNCH
Patricia G. Berman, Theodora L. og Stanley H. Feldberg Professor of Art, Wellesley College
Karl Ove Knausgård
Penelope Lea

Production: Svarttrost/Helle Vaagland
Music/sound design: Hans Kristen Hyrve

Edvard Munch monumental
Floor 6

Experience some of the largest, most ambitious paintings Edvard Munch ever did. And hear the story of how he created the motifs for the University of Oslo’s new ceremonial hall for the University’s centenary celebrations in 1911.

Here, The Sun is highlighted as a new main motif in Munch's career – a symbol of vitalism and ingenuity , and a work embodying a number of stories related to science, religion and the creation of the universe.

Listen to: one long story with a grande finale where you can experience The Glowing Room by artist and composer Jenny Hval, a piece inspired by The Sun.

Duration: 24 minutes. 

Also available in sign language. 

Credits: 
Trine Otte Bak Nielsen, curator, MUNCH

Kristina Valla, text editor, MUNCH
Patricia G. Berman, Theodora L. og Stanley H. Feldberg Professor of Art, Wellesley College
Karl Ove Knausgård
Production: Svarttrost/Kari Hesthamar
Music/sound design: Hans Kristen Hyrve
Music: Jenny Hval
Sign language video: Supervisuell © Munchmuseet. Performed by Carola Insolera

Edvard Munch Stenersen
Floor 11

When Rolf Stenersen was eighteen years old, he knocked on the door of Edvard Munch's house at Ekely to ask if he might buy a painting. This was the start of a friendship that lasted until Munch’s death. Stenersen, a businessman, gradually amassed a significant art collection, inspired partly by this advice from Munch: “Don't buy famous artists and old masters, buy whatever’s new, odd and strange.”
Initially, Stenersen only collected works by Munch, but gradually he branched out, acquiring works by young artists, including Olav Strømme, Kai Fjell, Ludvig Karsten, Reidar Aulie, Rolf Nesch and Jakob Weidemann. In 1936, the Stenersen Collection was donated to the public, and is now part of MUNCH.

In this guided tour we take you through the exhibition, stopping at a selected picture in each room. This will also acquaint you with Rolf Stenersen, an extraordinary businessman, who became one of the leading art collectors in Norway.

Duration: 22 minutes. 

Also available in sign language. 

Credits:
Med: Lars Toft Eriksen, curator, MUNCH
Jon-Ove Steihaug, Head of department, Exhibition and Collection
MUNCH

Gudrun Eidsvik, curator eduction, Nasjonalmuseet
Interview with Rolf Stenersen from NRK
Production: Svarttrost/Kari Hesthamar
Music/sound: Hans Kristen Hyrve
Music: Pjotr Tsjajkovski
Sign language video: Supervisuell © Munchmuseet. Performed by Carola Insolera

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