Nasjonal Museet, Oslo, Norway
2016 – 2022
Client: Oslo National Museum
Architectural Project: Kleihues + Schuwerk Architects
Exhibition Design: Guicciardini & Magni Architects
Lighting Design: Arch. Massimo Iarussi with: Marzia Bernardini, Serena Caponetti, Massimiliano Ravidà
Graphic Design: Rovai Weber Design
Multimedia installations: Alain Dupuy, Innovision
The new Oslo National Museum was established in 2003 by the union of four existing state museums: the National Gallery of Norway, the Museum of Architecture, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design.
In 2012 the construction of the new venue of the four reunited museums began, designed by the German architects Kleihues & Schuwerk. In 2016, following an international competition, the design of the exhibition was entrusted to an Italian design team, composed of Guicciardini & Magni Architetti for exhibition design, Rovai Weber Design for graphics, Alain Dupuy for multimedia installations and our studio for lighting design.
Opened in 2022, the new Museum is now the largest museum hub in Scandinavia, with its 11,000 square meters of exhibition space ,spread over 86 rooms.
Light is one of the essential factors of the exhibition story telling: it helps creating those variations which are essential to keep the visitor’s attention alive during the visit. Throughout the exhibition, the lighting and the set-up go hand in hand, in a constant dialogue that reinforces each other.