Photographer's Note

World-famous painter Edvard Munch willed all of his works still in his possession to the municipality of Oslo. The donation amounted to about 28 000 paintings, sketches, photographs and sculptures. It has long been clear that their current home, Oslo's Munch Museum, is insufficient both with respect to displaying and maintaining this collection.

In 2008, Oslo's city council decided to build a new museum for Munch's art. An architectural competition for the new museum was announced, and in 2009 an international jury named as the winner Spanish architect Juan Herreros' proposal Lambda.

Herreros's proposal is based on the idea of a tower-shaped museum, where the main functions are organised vertically.

MUNCH is sixty metres tall and constitutes an interesting counterpoint to nearby buildings, most notably to the horizontally oriented Oslo Opera House.

With cladding in recycled, perforated and partially translucent aluminium panels and its characteristic leaning top section, the museum has become a distinctive Oslo landmark.

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