“Our collection covers a broad spectrum,” says director Åshild Adsen. “The museum is always expanding and developing the collections.” Founded in 1893, the museum has a rich history and an authentic feel to it, with some of the room interior designed by one of the founders of Art Nouveau, Henry van de Velde. Two of the floors have permanent exhibitions, amongst them a collection of art from Japan, design furniture from the 1600s and the development of the increasingly popular genre of Scandinavian design. “We also focus heavily on sustainable design,” says Adsen. “We have a lot of faith in Norwegian design and craft.”

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