The museum is closed to 28 May due to exhibition change

Bolette Berg & Marie Høeg, Marie with cigarette, 1895-1903. Digitalized glass negative. Preus Museum Collection.

The museum is closed to 28 May due to exhibition change

Welcome to vernissage Saturday 28 May!

Over the Rainbow
Queer Culture Year 2022

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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.

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Opening hours 

(The museum is closed until 28th May)

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

Keep the date! Exhibition opening

The exhibition Over the Rainbow is based on the museum's collection of Marie Høeg and Bolette Berg's private photographs and asks:

What kind of exhibition do we think Marie and Bolette would have appreciated?

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En herre med bart

Berg & Høeg, Portrett av mann i kjole, 1895-1903. Preus museums samling

Image of the week

En herre med bart

Når man ser dette bildet, kan man fristes til å tro at det er fotografert i nyere tid, men laget for å se gammelt ut. Sannheten er at det er fotografert i Horten, en gang mellom 1895 og 1903. I denne perioden drev de to fotografene og kvinnerettsforkjemperne Marie Høeg og Bolette Berg fotostudioet Berg & Høeg i Torggata. Mange mennesker var på gjennomfart i marinebyen, og hadde behov for portretter både til fest, og for å hjelpe på minnet.

Upcoming exhibition

Over the Rainbow

28.5.2022 - 31.12.2022
2022 
What kind of exhibition would Marie Høeg and Bolette Berg have appreciated?

Over the Rainbow

Berg & Høeg, Marie Høeg with a moustache, ca. 1895-1903 (colour edited)
Preus Museum's Collection