Norway's new National Museum is scheduled for completion in 2020. It will house collections that are currently spread across three separate locations in Oslo's city center, National Gallery, National Museum of Contemporary Art and Museum of Decorative Arts and Design. Design, crafts and visual art from many centuries will be on display.
The new building is designed by Kleihues + Schuwerk Gesellschaft von Architekten. Their project statement emphasises dignity and longevity over sensational architecture. The museum is drawn as a clean-cut, solid-looking building that respectfully relates to its surroundings and existing monuments in the area, such as Oslo’s City Hall and the Akershus fortress.
To learn more about this project you can visit visit Mellomstasjonen ('the in-between station'), This is a temporary centre right at the building site, where you'll find interesting information about the construction project and the plans for the new museum.
The animated film below takes you on a virtual tour around the museum’s exterior.