Stein Olav Henrichsen, Director of the Munch Museum, Norway. Photo © Einar Aslaksen
1.What is your museum about and what is your work there?
Edvard Munch is a pioneer of modern art and the creator of the iconic “The Scream”. The Munch will be one of the world’s largest museums dedicated to a single artist and will be the number one destination for experiencing Edvard Munch’s life and art.
The new Munch Museum by Oslo’s waterfront will be a meeting place for everyone for all types of cultural occasions. The Munch wants to broaden the idea about what a museum is, and provide opportunities for completely new experiences and perspectives. Visitors to the new museum will always be able to experience the highlights of Edvard Munch’s artistic career, alongside changing exhibitions of works by other artists.
The Munch Museum will also feature works by young contemporary artists, and will curate programmes of temporary exhibitions that will reflect the artistic practices of both well-established names and exciting newcomers.