Upcoming exhibition

Edward S. Curtis: The Man, The Myth, The Legend

Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952) was a determent, carismatic pioneer photographer who in 1900 set out to document the traditional lives of American indigenous people. His work was rediscovered in the 1970s and is now synonymous with photographing American indigenous.

Edward S. Curtis: The Man, The Myth, The Legend

Edward Sheriff Curtis, Sioux Chiefs, 1904. 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.

Upcoming exhibition

The world in 3D

The world in 3D

Underwood & Underwood (unknown photographer), Gudvangen's outlook over the Nærøfjord where the sea reaches far in among the mountains, Norway, 1905. Stereo Photograph. Preus museum Collection

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June-August: Every day 11-16

September-May: Thur-Sun 11-16

Week 8 and Easter: Every day 11-16

Kommandørkaptein Klincks vei 7
NO-3183 Horten

Lee Miller A life with food, friends and recipes/ Ami Bouhassane

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11 October 2019

[Ukens bilde] Jenteliv I dag er det jentedagen! ???????????????????????????????????????????? To barneblikk lyser mot oss, forsiktige smil til fotografen. Jentene var nok ikke så vant til å bli fotografert. Bildetittelen til Hine forteller oss at de to er «hjelpere» i et bomullsspinneri i Georgia. Og at de jobber fast. I klartekst er de barnearbeidere. En amerikansk historiker ble betatt av bildet, og ønsket om å vite mer førte til intensiv etterforskning. Jenta til høyre heter Eddie Lou Young.

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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.