The Cultural Rucksack

Do you know Munch? is our permanent programme for Grade 7 school students, offered as part The Cultural Rucksack in Oslo. Every year, approximately 6,500 school students participate in this programme.

The students spend two hours at the Museum. Their visit starts with an introduction by one of our museum educators. Each student is partnered with a classmate for the visit, and together they then explore the exhibition at their own pace, discussing the art as they go. The class then reassembles in the exhibition gallery for a general summing up, facilitated by the museum educator, before proceeding to the Museum’s workshop. Here the students work in small groups to create a product based on their experience of the exhibition. Munchmuseet’s overarching goals are for the students to have good aesthetic experiences in the Museum, to experience visual expression, and to learn how art can contribute to wonder and reflection.

Our programme for the academic year 2019–20 has now finished, and we are developing our Cultural Rucksack programme for the new Museum at Bjørvika

Do you have questions about our programmes for schools and kindergartens? Please contact us at:


The Cultural Rucksack is a national programme designed to ensure that all primary and lower-secondary school students have the opportunity to participate in artistic and other cultural activities provided by professionals in the cultural sector. The programme is intended to provide primary and lower-secondary students with easier access to various forms of artistic and other cultural expression, so that they develop more familiarity with culture and a positive attitude towards it.

The objective is to contribute to the development of a well-rounded and deliberate integration of artistic and cultural expression in the realization of school learning goals.

Click here to find information and schedules for The Cultural Rucksack in Oslo.

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