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Antiquities & Archaeology

Incredible 1,000-year-old Viking burial site found in Norway belonged to 'Iron Age elite'

Using radar technology, archaeologists have uncovered the remains of a 19m-long ship beneath a farmer's fields

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Controversies

Picasso murals ripped from Oslo building as legal battle intensifies

Daughter of the works' co-creator Carl Nesjar says safeguarding the sandblasted works is imperative

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Controversies

With demolition of Oslo's Picasso-Nesjar murals imminent, Norwegian sculptor’s daughter speaks out

Carl Nesjar’s daughter talks about the Norwegian sculptor’s long collaboration with the Modern master and shares exclusive images of the pair

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Heritage

Battle to save concrete Picasso murals in Oslo intensifies after MoMA steps in

“Workers at the Y-Block site have started drilling, but it’s worrying as once they start moving the mural, it will crack,” says co-creator’s daughter

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Museums

Opening of Oslo's new Munch Museum delayed until autumn

Tracey Emin says she is now “working out the logistics” for the inaugural exhibition which pairs her work with that of Munch

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Vincent Van Gogh

Not a fake: Van Gogh self-portrait is his only work painted while suffering psychosis, experts say

The newly attributed work is quite unlike Van Gogh’s other 35 self-portraits and reveals an intriguing insight into his mutilated ear

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Biennials & festivals

Work of art advertised on Airbnb lets visitors stay for free in the Arctic Circle—but there’s a twist

The installation by Czech artist Kateřina Šedá is part of the Lofoten International Art Festival in Norway

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Openings

Norwegian sculpture park does the Twist with Bjarke Ingels extension

Kistefos's dramatic new exhibition gallery also functions as a panoramic bridge

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Exhibitions

Tracey Emin and Edvard Munch joint show on its way to London’s Royal Academy of Arts

Exhibition first opens at Norway’s new Munch Museum, where Emin’s giant bronze The Mother will be permanently installed outside

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Museums & Heritage

How to future-proof a work of art that will not be completed for 100 years

As Katie Paterson's sand castle project goes on tour, we look at how her Future Library is being made to outlive the artist

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The Munch Museum in Oslo publishes more than 7,600 drawings online for free

Digital catalogue raisonné of the artist's works on paper expected to continue into other media

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Biennials & festivals

Oslo joins the biennial crowd: inaugural citywide exhibition to open in 2019

Event in Norwegian capital—launching the same month as the next Venice Biennale—will unfold in public spaces

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City of Oslo Art Collection

Oslo looks to track down 1,600 missing works of art

Works are from City of Oslo Art Collection, which has pieces displayed in around 1,000 locations throughout the Norwegian capital

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Four years on and Norway is still divided on massacre memorial

Swedish artist Jonas Dahlberg's monument, which calls for a slice of the Sørbråten peninsula to be cut out like “an open wound”, was due for completion in July

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Edvard Munch

Peter Olsen to sell version of The Scream to open private Munch museum in Oslo

The collector hopes the sale will pay for the design of his proposed museum, which will be located not far from a building in which Munch used to work

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Collectors

Oslo collector Martin Schøyen sells 60 manuscripts

He blames Norway’s tax system for his decision

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March 2012

Memorials to Norway massacre victims prove divisive

Artist Nico Widerberg’s sculptures welcomed by many, but the way an anonymous donor is funding them upsets others

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Private Museums

Artipelag, Astrup Fearnley and co: why once-rare private museums are on the increase in Scandinavia

Private spaces show that tall poppies can grow in a Nordic climate

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Norway

We need Leonardos and Van Goghs, says Norwegian politician Carl Hagen

He suggests using Norway’s oil and gas billions to buy the best for the national gallery

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Women in art

Fewer women lead museum boards in Norway

Museum mergers have cut numbers

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Collectors

Christen Sveaas is showing part of his collection at his Oslo restaurant

Collector hangs his art by the hors d’oeuvres

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Sculpture

Collector plans sculpture park to “celebrate women”

Sense of embarrassment about real estate investor’s concept

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Collectors

Norwegian dealer's estate to benefit charity

Médecins Sans Frontières will get millions from the sale

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Private Museums

Munch collector to open private museum

Petter Olsen plans cultural complex outside Oslo

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Lawsuits

Artist Bjarne Melgaard is suing his former backer

Sculptor says collector made too many editions

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Ethics

Oslo: Buddhism’s “Dead Sea Scrolls” for sale to Norway

Saved from Afghanistan by top collector, the manuscripts pose an ethical problem