We are mounting a new exhibition!

Karoline Hjort & Riitta Ikonen, Eyes as Big as Plates # Karin (Norway 2019). Preus Museum's Collection

We are mounting a new exhibition!

Preus Museum is closed for the installation of a new exhibition.

Welcome to the seminar and exhibition opening of NATURE on Thursday 16 February!

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Upcoming exhibition - opens 16.2

Av natur

Hvordan påvirker vår tids klima- og naturkrise den kamerabaserte kunstens forhold til sitt motiv?

Av natur

© Gjert Rognli, Dan m aid luondu diehtà — What nature knows V, 2021. Preus museums samling

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

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Opening hours 

Note! The museum is closed for exhibition mounting until 16 February.

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

Seminar: AV NATUR

Tverrfaglig seminar i forbindelse med åpningen av utstillingen Av natur

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Fargelagt historie

Ukjent fotograf, gruppeportrett, 1907-1937. Autokrom. Preus museums samling.

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Fargelagt historie

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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.