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Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Oslo

Interior of the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Oslo, Norway. Interior of the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Oslo, Norway.

The Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Oslo (Norway), was founded in 1876 and is one of the oldest official museums in Norway. Locally called the Kunstindustrimuseet, it is regarded as one of the oldest applied art and design museums in Europe. It moved to its current location in 1904. In 2003 the museum became part of the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design.

The Museum’s collection includes c. 35000 objects, which range in date from the Classical Greek period to the present day. It also includes items from around the globe, although the majority of the items reflect northern European design history. Its collection also includes a wide range of costumes (urban and regional), as well as textiles (household and furnishings). It houses the Royal Norwegian Costume collection, the twelfth century Baldishol tapestry (a woven cloth, rather than an embroidered one), as well as a variety of regional and urban forms of decorative needlework, including embroidery. This part of the collection includes items relating to John Henry Dearle, a contemporary of Willem Morris, who was influential in the late nineteenth century Arts and Crafts Movement.

Address: St. Olavsgate 1, Oslo, Norway

Website of the museum (retrieved 28th March 2016).

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 19th June 2016).

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