Screaming face
Detail, Edvard Munch, "The Scream", 1893.
Photo: Nasjonalmuseet
  • 12 December 2020
  • Live online

Get to know one of the world's most famous works of art; Edvard Munch's iconic The Scream from 1893. Why does the anxious scream continue to fascinate? What is the state of the fragile artwork? What and who does it really represent? 

In this live broadcast from the National Gallery's conservation studio, you will meet Thierry Ford, paintings conservator at the National Museum, Mai Britt Guleng, curator at the National Museum and Munch specialist and, not least, The Scream itself.

When we go live on Facebook and YouTube on Munch's birthday, 12 December, you can ask questions about the work in the comments field and we will do our best to have your questions answered by the experts. You can watch the live stream on this page and in this Facebook-event.

Watch the recording of the event live here:

Jobber ... Jobber ...

The video will be texted in Norwegian and English and will be published on YouTube soon.

Is there something you already know you want to ask? Feel free to submit your questions to Communications Advisor, Ellisiv Brattfjord, here and now.

The event is held in English. A texted version will be published on YouTube after the live event.

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