Art talk for members: The Munch series

Join us behind the scenes and get close to Edvard Munch's life and art. Each talk will address a new topics and themes related to one of our collection exhibitions at MUNCH.
Frame from Edvard Munch's film, 1927. © Munchmuseet


Sky Room
12.12.2023 17:00

Edvard Munch never finished exploring art’s endless possibilities. In the same way, we invite the public to discover and rediscover him in new settings at MUNCH. Get to know one of modernism's most important artists in new ways - or for the very first time.

In this art talk series for members, you get an insight into the work with our exhibitions from different perspectives at the museum: Meet curators, conservators, registrars and mediators who talk about their fields of expertise in meeting Munch's art. Read more about the first three talks in our new series below:

Art talk 12th of september:

Doors: 17:45
Event start: 18:00

Kick-start this Autum with a deep dive into the most comprehensive exhibition of Munch's works, Edvard Munch Infinite! Join us on a journey of discovery of Munch's art with curator Trine Otte Bak Nielsen and concept developer Tove Aadland Sørvåg. In line with Munch himself, who never finished exploring the possibilities of art, Edvard Munch Infinite gives you the opportunity to discover and rediscover works from the museum's collection. Like the exhibition, this conversation will take you into Edvard Munch's own world – his ideas, his working processes, and the diversity of his artistry.

Art talk 12th of desember:

Doors: 16:30
Event start: 17:00

Have you ever wondered how Munch went about creating the enormous works The Sun and The Human Mountain? And how did the museum manage to get these monumental works into the new museum? The Munch Museum has many different versions of the motifs that Munch developed for the University Aula on Karl Johan, and you might have watched the NRK documentary evidencing the thrill of transporting the works down to Bjørvika? Don't miss the conversation that takes you behind the scenes with curator Trine Otte Bak Nielsen and registrar Tine Schmidt Haislund when they share their unique experience of working large, the background for the selection of the artworks in the room, as well as the challenges and surprises hidden in Munch's monumental works. 

Trine Otte Bak Nielsen is Cand. Philol. in art history from the University of Oslo on Edvard Munch's bathing motifs from Warnemünde (2006). She has worked at the Munch Museum since 2014, where she has curated exhibitions including Satyricon & Munch (2022), Infinite (2021), Monumental (2021), Moonrise. Marlene Dumas & Edvard Munch (2018) and Vigeland+Munch. Behind the myths (2015). She is now working on exhibitions focusing on Francisco de Goya (autumn 2023) and Edvard Munch and nature (summer 2024). 

Tine Schmidt Haislund is Cand mag. in art administration and art history from the University of New South Wales, Australia, California State University San Marcos, USA and Aarhus University, Denmark. She has worked as a registrar at MUNCH since 2017, where she works with the logistics surrounding the museum's many borrowings and loans of art. From 2019-2021, she worked as the principal registrar for the museum's extensive relocation project from Tøyen to Bjørvika. In addition to the logistics of packing and transporting the collections, she worked on the relocation project with the furnishing of the new magazines in Bjørvika as well as the relocation of Edvard Munch's monumental paintings.