12 June 2020
New Edvard Munch Museum, Bjørvika
Number: NK: 2031
Motif: The new Munch Museum
Deisgn: Enzo Finger
Denomination: NOK 26 (Europa 20 grams)
Issued in: Sheet of 50 stamps
Print run: 210.000 stamps
Print: Offset from Joh. Enschedé Security Print, The Netherlands
The new Munch Museum makes it possible to truly demonstrate Edvard Munch’s influence on his own time as well as today’s generation of artists.
Munch left everything he owned in terms of paintings, sketches, photographs and sculptures to Oslo Municipality. In 2008, a decision was reached to build a new museum for the collection, which consists of roughly 28,000 works, and Juan Herreros’s bid Lambda won the architecture competition.
The museum will consist of a thirteen-story tower encircled by a three-story platform. The new museum will allow Munch’s art to reach a broader audience. The museum will have permanent exhibitions featuring the best of Munch’s art alongside temporary exhibitions by other artists. Visitors are invited to experience Edvard Munch’s life and art in a completely new way.