Photo: Nasjonalmuseet / Frode Larsen


The library has around 900 Norwegian and foreign journals in its collection, relating to the fields of architecture, fine arts, crafts, design, conservation and museology.

170 of these journals are received through on-going subscriptions, with several available both in print and electronic form.

All journals in the collection, both on-going and discontinued periodicals, are recorded in the library catalogue. Here one also finds articles from some of the major Norwegian art, architecture and design journals, such as Kunst og kultur, Numer, Billedkunst, KUNSTforum, Arkitektur N (formerly Byggekunst), Arkitektnytt, Kunsthåndverk and Norsk husflid.

Useful public databases for tracing journals and articles are the Norwegian union catalogue of serials (Samper), the Bibliography of Norwegian art (Kunstbib) and the Norwegian and Nordic index to periodical articles (Norart). The international databases available include the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA), the Art Discovery Group Catalogue and WorldCat.

The library also provides access to several international article databases: ARTbibliographies Modern (ABM), Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals and Design and Applied Arts Index (DAAI).