Current exhibition

TIME, PLACE, ROOM

The exhibition TIME, PLACE, ROOM gives us an insight into a reality unknown to most of us. Through images and fragmented texts, the inmates from five prisons in Norway illustrate what it is like to be a human living in incarceration.  

TIME, PLACE, ROOM

Photo: Mohamed

"I haven't found anything positive about this place yet. I have only been here for two months. Outside is a haven for me."

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

Slow Color Photography

Slow Color Photography

Richard Gustav Neuhauss (1855-1915). "Garten im Grosslichterfelde. Bootstr.17" [original title]. Lippmann process aka interferential color photography. Object size: 120 mm x 89 mm. Glass plate with wedge prism at 10 degree angle. 1901. Albert Narath Collection. Preus Museum.

(photo: Ana Gonçalves/Preus museum).

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Opening hours 2021

July
Tuesday – Sunday           11-16

Jan - June / August - Dec  

Wednesday – Friday       11-15
Saturday – Sunday         11-16

The museum has regular opening hours in autumn-, winter- and easterbreak

Visit:
Kommandørkaptein Klincks vei 7
Karljohansvern
NO-3183 Horten

Finissage TID STED ROM

Siste utstillingsdag for utstillingen Tid Sted Rom

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Trærnes trafikklys

William Henry Fox Talbot, Pencil of Nature, 1844. Tilhører Preus museums samling. 

Image of the week

Trærnes trafikklys

Kanskje har du lagd et herbarium ved å samle blader og lagt dem i press mellom tunge bøker. Dette bildet er ikke blader i press, men blader som er kopiert og tegnet ved hjelp av naturens lys. I dag eksisterer det i verden fremdeles cirka 40 kjente utgaver av boken og Preus museum er blant dem som har en i sin samling...

Permanent exhibition

A history of photography

The exhibition gives an acquaintance with the pre-photographic technologies where the idea of an image was created, then moves to the enormous breadth of experimentation and research that has led all the way to current digital images.

The Collector Leif Preus

Leif Preus, Selvportrett fotografert med Suttons panoramakamera, 1974. Preus museums samling

Permanent exhibition

The Collector Leif Preus

Do you miss Leif Preus and the old Preus Photo Museum? Or, on the contrary, you might wonder why the national photo museum is called Preus Museum? Why does one of the world’s biggest and most precious photo collections exist in Horten? 

This small exhibition might give you the answers!