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«Norgespulsen» by Kjersti M. Austdal. Photo: Norges Bank / Nils Stian Aasheim

The Norges Bank bicentenary coin

19 June 2016–21 August 2016

The Museum of Contemporary Art

Norges Bank will be issuing a special edition 20-krone coin to commemorate its bicentennial in 2016. The design for the coin was chosen following a competition between students at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, the Bergen Academy of Art and Design, and the Trondheim Academy of Fine Art. This small exhibition displays the winning entry, “The Pulse of Norway”, which was submitted by Kjersti M. Austdal (Oslo National Academy of the Arts), along with the other 23 entries to the competition. The proposed designs have been modelled in plaster, wood and ceramic.

Admission to the exhibition is free

Norges Bank’s birthday celebrations at Bankplassen, Sunday 19 June

Norges Bank’s bicentenary will be marked on 19 June by an open day and birthday celebrations in Bankplassen, Oslo. Two exhibitions at the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design are being held in connection with the bicentenary. Each exhibition will have its official opening during the birthday celebrations:

11 a.m. Opening of “The Norges Bank bicentenary coin” at the Norwegian Museum of Contemporary Art.

12 noon Opening of “Unlock and Explore! The bicentenary of Norges Bank” at the National Museum of Architecture. Pupils from Ruseløkka School will open the exhibition and conduct guided tours. Musical accompaniment will be provided by the “Quatuor Con Fuoco” string quartet from Majorstua School.

Complete programme for the Norges Bank birthday celebrations at Bankplassen