Upcoming exhibition opens 25.4

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.

Outdoor exhibition

Outdoor exhibition: Iconic images

Outdoor exhibition: Iconic images

Installation photo (photo: Ingri Østerholt/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

Open call - Juried Exhibition

Preus Museum Photography Day is pleased to announce our fourteenth open call to the Juried exhibition! You are invited to submit your work in the 2021 festival theme: Documentation of the present.

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Open call - Juried Exhibition

© Knut Egil Wang, Standstill, 2020

Åpning utendørs utstilling: Mitt fristed

Hvordan ser ungdommenes fristeder ut midt i en pandemi?

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Jordas barn

Lewis Hine, Barn plukker bomull på H.M. Lane's farm Bells, Texas, USA 1913. Preus museums samling

Image of the week

Jordas barn

Et bleket bilde, ton i ton som om det var farget av markas sand og jord. Kanskje var det opprinnelige bildet lyst, men fotografiet er også påvirket av lys gjennom tid. Tilbake står et visuelt bilde med få kontraster, men samtidig med en tematikk som dessverre fortsatt er aktuell. En tematikk som bærer i seg sterke sosiale kontraster og belyser forskjeller mellom jordas uerstattelige barn...

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.

Samleren Leif Preus

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

Permanent exhibition

Samleren Leif Preus

Savner du Leif Preus og det gamle Preus fotomuseum? Eller lurer du tvert imot på hvorfor det nasjonale  fotomuseet heter Preus museum og ligger i Horten? Denne lille utstillingen gir deg forhåpentlig svarene!