The National Museum's library and archive manages an extensive collection of art historical literature and unique archival material related to Norwegian art, the museum's art collection and institutional history. The library is open to everyone, welcome!

Opening hours

Day of week Opening hours
Sunday and saturday Closed
Tuesday, thursday and friday 10–18
Wednesday 10–20

All exceptions to the opening hours

  • 20 May 2024 20 May 2024

    Closed: Holiday

  • 23 December 2024 1 January 2025

    Closed: Christmas holiday and New Year


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

For library enquiries contact us at:

For archive enquiries:


Address: Dronning Mauds gate 2, 0250, Oslo

Tlf: 21 98 21 75 



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    Dronning Mauds gate 2, 0250, Oslo