The archive collection. Photo: Nasjonalmuseet / Frode Larsen

The National Museum's archive collections

The National Museum’s archive collections contain extensive documentation and research material of considerable art historical and cultural significance.

The collections include archives from both public and private organisations, most notably the historical archives of the National Museum’s forerunner institutions, together with broad documentation of Norwegian artists and the museum’s own art collections. Most of the archive material is publicly accessible and can be consulted in the library’s reading room on request, during the library’s opening hours.

Requests to view archive materials take three workdays to process. Requests should be made using the order form on the archive portal, or via email. Bookings must be precise and contain correct archive and catalogue references (the archive’s name, serial number, box and folder numbers).

Other requests and inquiries to the archive should be addressed to:

Visitors must follow regulations concerning the use of archive materials in the reading room.

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