MUSEUM TALKS is a new series of talks where MUNCH invites key practitioners in the field, who are rethinking the role of the museum, to bring their unique perspectives to Oslo.

We ask: How can art museums be relevant public arenas for discussion? How can we contribute meaningfully to the artistic ecosystem? How can large-scale institutions operate sustainably with transparency and kindness? How can we include marginalized groups and develop new voices? What is the role of the curatorial in museums, and how can we nurture experimentation whilst retaining long-term research perspectives? 

Our fourth guest in this conversation series is Laura Raicovich, a New York-based writer and curator, who addresses how museums view their expertise vis-a-vis the expertise the public possesses in conversation with Tone Hansen.

Time: 10 April at 19:00
Place: The Sky Room at MUNCH

Get your ticket or follow the conversation live here. Recordings will also be available afterwards.

Our third guest in this conversation series is Elvira Dyangani Ose, director of the Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), who will talk about a "radical public" museum in conversation with Tone Hansen.

Time: 15 February at 18:00
Place: Sky Room at MUNCH

Watch the recording of the livestream below.

Tsalk with Elvira Dyangani Ose

Our second guest in this series of talks is Manuel Segade, Director of Reina Sofía, who will address the question of how large-scale institutions might operate sustainably with transparency and kindness, in conversation with Tone Hansen. 

Time: 24 January at 19:00
Place: Sky Room, MUNCH

Watch the recording of the livestream below.

Manuel Segade, direktør på Museo Reina Sofia

Livestream recording with Manuel Segade.

Our first guest in this series is Ann Demeester, director of Kunsthaus Zürich. She will be discussing the role of the curatorial in the museum with MUNCH director Tone Hansen.

Time: 6 December 2023 at 19:00
Place: Sky Room, MUNCH

Watch the recording of the livestream below.

Livestream recording with Ann Demeester.

Several institutions in Oslo have contributed to the programming, including UKS – the Young Artists’ Association, Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA), Oslo Kunstforening, Nitja, Podium, Kunstnernes Hus, Fotogalleriet and The Norwegian Association of Curators.