Join us behind the scenes on our journey to MUNCH's new home by Oslo's waterfront, and get an insight into how our conservators work to preserve our fragile inheritance from Edvard Munch.

MUNCH's collection consists of over 42,000 museum objects, including 28,000 artworks. In the process of moving, the museum's relocation team is working hard to ensure that the art is safely in place when the new MUNCH opens in Bjørvika in 2021.

The Sun (1910–11) is one of the largest works in our collection, and will be part of the exhibition on the 6th floor in the new MUNCH. The painting was the first to go out of the old museum, the first to get into the new - and now also the first painting to get up on the wall.

Moving MUNCH:
TØYEN – BJØRVIKA

How to move a museum filled with priceless pieces of art? Here are three things that are important for our moving team: 

When working with irreplaceable works of art and high values, it is crucial to have a highly competent and well-functioning team, who have confidence in each other. In addition to professional competence, good routines, work tools and project plans, the daily, informal contact is also important.
 

 
 
 
 

THE PROJECT'S COFFEE GRINDER IS AN INVALUABLE MEETING PLACE. GOOD COFFEE LEADS TO GREAT CONVERSATIONS AND SMART SOLUTIONS

- Barbara De Haan, leader of the relocation project

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