Christian Krohg, «Nordenvind», 1887. Photo: Anne Hansteen Jarre / Nasjonalmuseet

Outgoing Loans

The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design lends a number of works from the Collections to exhibitions in Norway and abroad. Artworks from the National Museum are also on loan to State buildings in Norway and abroad.

Requests should be made in writing at least 6 months prior to an exhibition is scheduled to start. In order to facilitate a decision the request should include:

  • A list of the requested works of art (artist, title, technique, dimensions, inventory number - if possible)
  • Duration and title of the exhibition
  • Description of the exhibition concept
  • Purpose of the loan

List of works may also be sent digitalized.

Security and climate conditions

It is appreciated that the loan application will include a standard security and climate report «Facility Report» or it may be sent to

Reduction of outgoing loans

The new national museum in Oslo is due to open in the autumn of 2020. We have begun the preparatory work for moving the collections, a multi-faceted task representing the biggest challenge in the history of our institution. This work will intensify in the next few years, until the new museum opens.

Of the work that is particularly demanding, is the revision, documentation and conservation of our collections, all necessary in order to prepare them for the move to new premises. This work requires precisely the resources as are otherwise mobilized to handle outgoing loans, i.e. conservation, logistics, documentation and administration.

Given these circumstances, we therefore see no other possibility than to significantly reduce loans until we have moved into new premises in 2020.

Resumption of our loan handling, will commence 1 July 2020 for loans from 1 January 2021. 

We regret the inconvenience that the reduction in loans might cause for your institution, and hope for your understanding.