Photo: Nasjonalmuseet/Ina Wesenberg
  • 24 April 2024 17.30–18.30
  • The National Museum – The Auditorium

Are the paintings we see as Edvard Munch originally envisioned them? How were the paintings treated during the artist's lifetime?

In the National Museum's collection you will find, among other things, the first works by Edvard Munch acquired by a public institution.

The 57 paintings are considered highly important works in the museum's collections, and several of the iconic works are displayed together in a dedicated Munch room.

Munch's paintings inspire visitors and researchers worldwide and pose a number of challenges for the National Museum's conservators. Many of the paintings suffered serious strains during World War II. Some paintings have been subjected to theft and vandalism.

In this lecture, Senior Conservator Thierry Ford PhD will guide you through the turbulent life of the National Museum's Munch paintings.

The lecture will be held in English, but you can ask questions in Norwegian towards the end of the event.

The event is free, and you do not need an entrance ticket to the National Museum to participate. Get your free event ticket by clicking on the link above.