Library shelves with desk and chairs
Photo: Nasjonalmuseet / Ina Wesenberg

Welcome to The National Museum's library and archive! The library has its own entrance in Dronning Mauds gate 2.

The new art library represents a new and unique service in Oslo and Norway. It is a multidisciplinary meeting point that is open to everyone, whether they want to study a topic in depth or just drop in to read a journal.

The library's collection is related to key fields of research and work at the museum. It contains books, exhibition catalogues, journals, auction catalogues and reference works in the visual arts, architecture, design, art and crafts and related disciplines. The library also holds a collection of artist's books. The library's collection must be viewed on site. 

The museum's archive contains an extensive archive of artists and collections as well as a number of historical archives of major national importance. The collections also contain the private archives of various art associations, artists, scholars and companies.

Opening hours: Monday–Friday 10:00–16:00


Visiting address: Dronning Mauds gate 2, Oslo

For library enquiries contact us at:

For archive enquiries:

Tlf: 21 98 21 75 


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    Dronning Mauds gate 2, 0250, Oslo