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Scream seller’s space to open in 2017

Norwegian shipping heir Petter Olsen will show other works by Munch from his collection in private museum funded by $120m sale

A private museum funded by the 2012 sale of Edvard Munch’s The Scream (1895) is due to open in Norway next year.

The institution was originally scheduled to launch in 2013 to coincide with Munch’s 150th birthday. The Norwegian shipping heir Petter Olsen sold The Scream for $120m to finance the museum, which will show other works by Munch from his collection.

The museum is in Ramme, south of Oslo, on a property that once belonged to the artist himself. A spokesman for the project’s developer declined to give a reason for the four-year delay.