Opening: Edvard Munch/Experiments

Edvard Munch is Norway's most famous artist. He painted, drew, created graphics and photographed. In everything he did, we see his experimental way of working.

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Current Exhibition

From Vision Machines to Instagram

The Preus museum's fantastic collection sheds light on the many aspects of photography in this exhibition.



From Vision Machines to Instagram

Agnete Brun, Jørgen Skavlan, 2010. Property of Preus museum collection.

The museum was founded in 1995 when the Norwegian Government bought the collections that belonged to Preus Fotomuseum, a private museum. The Norwegian State is the owner of the museum. In May 2001 the museum moved into Magasin A at Karljohansvern in Horten, about one hours drive from Oslo. The interior decoration is drawn by Architect Sverre Fehn. The collections contains photographies, ather kind of images, cameras and other technical equipment that shed light on the history of photography. There is a wide representation of the international history of photography in the image collection. Preus museum's library holds international standard.

Current Exhibition

A History of Photography

A History of Photography

From the exhibition "A History of Photography" (photo: Andreas Harvik/Preus museum)

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Opening hours:

Tue - Sun 11-16

Kommandørkaptein Klincks vei 7
NO-3183 Horten


26 June 2016

| Stormbringer | Hej alla fina. När jag började fota så tänkte jag att jag bara skulle fota svartvitt. Svartvitt är ju så coolt och creddigt. Men det verkar faktiskt har blivit helt tvärtom. ???? Många av mina bilder har massor av färg. Och solnedgångar är ju svåra att låta bli. Detta är min sista bild. Tack för att ni tittat. Ha en fin sommar. ???? @jonasanhede #preusmuseum #preusmuseum20

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Wall of Fame

Wall of Fame: Marianne Heske

Marianne Heske is best known for the Project Gjerdeløa, in which she moved a small house from the countryside of Tafjord to Paris and back again, with the virtually iconic photographs.

Wall of Fame: Marianne Heske

Marianne Heske, Project Gjerdeløa Tafjord-Paris, 1980. Silver gelatin. Preus museum's collection.