Free position as Archivist

Photo: Andreas Harvik/Preus Museum

Free position as Archivist

Preus Museum is seeking an ARCHIVIST with responsibility for the technical aspect of the museum’s collection

In order to continue the work of organising the museum’s collection, we seek an employee with good knowledge of the technical aspect of photographic history. Together with the museum’s museological staff, you will work on cataloguing and preserving the museum’s collection, with a focus on its technical facets. 

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Current exhibition

Edward Burtynsky

23.09.2018 - 17.03.2019

Since the beginning of his thirty-years career, Edward Burtynsky has always centered his objective in the effects of human intervention on nature.

Edward Burtynsky

Shipbreaking #13, Chittagong, Bangladesh 2000  

© Edward Burtynsky, courtesy Admira, Milano      

The museum was founded in 1995 when the Norwegian Government bought the collections that belonged to Preus Fotomuseum, a private museum. The Norwegian State is the owner of the museum. In May 2001 the museum moved into Magasin A at Karljohansvern in Horten, about one hours drive from Oslo. The interior decoration is drawn by Architect Sverre Fehn. The collections contains photographies, ather kind of images, cameras and other technical equipment that shed light on the history of photography. There is a wide representation of the international history of photography in the image collection. Preus museum's library holds international standard.

Permanent exhibition

A history of photography

A history of photography

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Opening hours:

June-August: Every day 11-16

September-May: Thur-Sun 11-16

Week 8 and Easter: Every day 11-16

Visit:
Kommandørkaptein Klincks vei 7
Karljohansvern
NO-3183 Horten

TID - Berg Fengsel

kr 250,00

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21 January 2019

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Current exhibition

Rune Eraker

23.09.2018 - 17.03.2019

What does the impact of climate change look like? Who feels the results of our exploitation of the planet we all live on?

Rune Eraker

© Rune Eraker, Honduras, 2009

Inocente Gomez, a farmer in Jesus de Otoro, despairs over a harvest that once again looks as though it will fail.
"Before, we could tell you the exact days when the rain would come," he says. "In the past 5-6 years, it hasn't been possible to predict when the rains will come.
Changes in the rain patterns have time and again resulted in the maize failing to mature for harvest."

Permanent exhibition

A history of photography

The exhibition gives an acquaintance with the pre-photographic technologies where the idea of an image was created, then moves to the enormous breadth of experimentation and research that has led all the way to current digital images.