The Kunstindustrimuseet is the Museum of Applied Arts in Norway. This museum was founded in the year 1876. It is one of the oldest museums in the entire country and is also one of the oldest design museums of Europe. The museum was relocated to the building that it is currently in during the year 1904. The building was designed by Ingvar Olsen Hjorth and Bredo Greve.
The Kunstindustrimuseet offers several permanent exhibitions including costume galleries, Style 1100-1905, design and decorative arts from 1905 through 2005, and a collection of glass and ceramic. The museum also has exhibitions that change frequently.
The collections at the museum range from east Asian art to ancient Greek vases to European styles. There are about 35,000 items located in the museum including textiles, fashion, clothing, silver, glass, furniture, crafts, designs, ceramics, and tapestry from the 1100s, as well as a royal costume collection and earthenware Herrebo.
If you are planning to visit the museum the hours are 11:00 to 5 on Tuesday and Wednesday and Friday and from 11:00 to 7 on Thursday. On Saturday and Sunday the museum is open from 11:00 until 4 and it is closed every Monday. There is a shop and a café located inside the museum for your convenience.
Kunstindustrimuseet Photo Gallery
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