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Explore the Museum on your own!

Explore the Museum on your own!

The International Museum of Children’s Art consist of 3 floors filled with activities, games and international children’s art! In the basement you’ll find exerpts from the Museum’s permanent collection, with, amongst other things, contributions to the drawing competition issued by the Norwegian Post in connection with Norway’s 100 year Constitutional Anniversary. The Museum also has a drawing station where children can draw and do paper crafts weekdays, or participate in themed art workshops during the weekends. In the same room we have a selection of toys and books for the children to enjoy. At the reception you’ll find our Museum shop, where have a lot of fun toys, instruments, art equipment, and no less than 300 different postcards with designs from our collection.

If you take the stairs up to the ground floor, in the hallway you’ll see ceramic self portraits made by school children, in addition to more excerpts from the permanent collection. Further in you’ll find our season exhibition: Reflections, hope and values with artworks from all over the world, further on Åpent verksted project with artworks made by children living in asylum centres; and a collection of sculptures honoring women and Mothers. On this floor you’ll also find a drawing station, two digital game stations and a music room.

The stair case up to the first floor showcases a large selection of portraits, including portraits of the Museum’s founders painted by a 16 year old russian girl. Here you will also find artworks from children living in the Amazon rainforest, Peru and from a SOS Children’s Village in Costa Rica, accompanied by beautiful bird music. 

On the 1st floor you will find the ‘magical room, with dolls and handicrafts from all continents! Here you’ll find things made by adults and children together to showcase the cultural diversity around the globe with an insight into different cultures. Lights and sound, together with the colourful collection, create a very special atmosphere. You’ll also find a small selection of stuffed animals and toys, and artworks showing children’s close relationship with nature.

At the reception we offer visitors a crossword puzzle, that children can solve on their own or together with an adult.

If you travel to the Museum by metro/subway lane no. 1, the art experience already begins at Frøen subway station. The subway station is decorated with artwork from the Museum’s permanent collection. 

Although the Museum is dedicated to children’s art, it does not mean the Museum is strictly only for children. Our adult visitors find themselves amazed at the vivid colours, fantasy, imagination and insight into the children’s mind present in our exhibitions. Our Museum aim, is to showcase the variety and complexity of art made by children and young from all over the world, and to open the eyes of our visitors to the fact that children can be great artists and derserve to have their opinions and thoughts heard in the same ways as adults.

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