At 17:00, the official opening ceremony was held outside the Munch Museum with the royal couple, followed by performances by among others, composer Koca Nikoladze and Mosti.
City Councilman Raymond Johansen welcomed the celebration as an artistic treasure. He said Munch’s art is something everyone in Oslo has together.
– Here we will follow all the welcome in the house. He said Oslo residents of all ages and backgrounds should be proud of this museum.
Transition with “Eight Screams”
King Harald opened by saying that this was something he and many were looking forward to.
– Munch jointly owned. Live people all over the world who have a connection with his art. It belongs to all of us. Now Munch has come to this wonderful building.
King said that this was the beginning of Munch’s new life.
We celebrate that the intricate transfer has been completed, not just with one cry, but in fact eight, he said, referring to how many versions the Museum has of the famous Munch idea.
There are now as many as 42,000 items in the new building.
– Now the house will also be full of people, he said. I add that people from all over the world will come here.
He then asked the Queen to cut the rope and announced the museum’s opening.
The Crown Prince, Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Store and Foreign Minister Anken Heitfeldt were among the many in attendance during the opening.
There have been great discussions about the emergence of the new Munch Museum, which has a price tag of NOK 2.7 billion. Reviewer at NRK Mona Pahle Bjerke called for a gray, industrial, and ugly building to be built in height.
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