Munch and Museums of the Future

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Summer of 2020, a brand new Munch Museum opens on Oslo's seafront, tailored to great art experiences both physical and digital. It will be one of the largest museums in the world dedicated to a single artist and will offer art, culture and dining experiences on 13 floors. Edvard Munch is one of the pioneers of modern art and the artist behind the iconic motif The Scream. The Munch Museum's collection is highly sought after internationally, and the museum will inspire everyone to get close to Munch's life and art. With its institutional reinvention, the Munch Museum also seeks to explore unknown territory in terms of how a museum is run. Museums are no longer spaces for merely showing art. They have become arenas for freedom of speech and critical thinking, for creativity and changing the world. In the heydays of fake news, museums provide counternarratives to simplifying and dividing views. This is what provides the background for a discussion on how museums move into the future. What role(s) are they going to play globally and locally? And how will technology impact museum practices?

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Tonya Nelson

Arts Council England

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Jerry Saltz

New York Magazine

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