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Snøhetta | Feasibility study and future plans for the museum

Snøhetta was commissioned to develop a feasibility study for the expansion of the International Museum of Children’s Art in Oslo, Norway. The feasibility study revealed that the museum will need between 1,500 and 2,000 m² of exhibition space, including offices, activity rooms, public areas, café, assembly workshop and warehouse.

As it seeks a new site for its additional needs, the museum should be centrally located and easily accessible in Oslo. It would benefit from a location in close proximity to other main cultural institutions and public transportion.

Outdoor green space is also recommended for a small sculpture exhibition, playground, and outdoor seating for visitors to eat and relax. The new facilities should provide plenty of space to exhibit the museum’s valuable collection, have improved conditions for accessibility and public areas, as well as integrate diverse activities, workshops, a warehouse and areas for research-related activities.

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FUTURE PLANS
The International Museum of Childrens Art has since its establishment in 1986 consolidated its position as an important institution, both at a national and international level. The need to further develop the museum’s potential, in larger and more flexible facilities, is crucial for the museum to be able to safeguard its social tasks and the cultural heritage of children and young people. Furthermore, the museum’s overall goal is to collaborate with new key participants, which whom one can jointly create values that will increase the interest in positive experiences, historical insights, dedication and social responsibilities. The collection is not only of interest to art appreciators, but will intrigue researchers across disciplines, from psychology to education. Contact: Director Angela Goldin – 0047 22 69 17 77 / mail@childrensart.com

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Contact: Director Angela Goldin, email: post@barnekunst.no

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