We are building new exhibitions

Photo: Andreas Harvik/Preus museum

We are building new exhibitions

We are building new exhibitions, and welcome you all to the opening of The world in 3D og Edward S. Curtis - The man, The Myth, The Legend on Sunday 29. september at 2PM.

September 9 – 18: 


September 19 – 27:

The exhibition A History of Photography is open
(Free entrance)

September 28:

Preview of the new exhibitions

September 29:






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Upcoming exhibition

Edward S. Curtis: Mannen, myten og legenden

Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952) var en besluttsom, karismatisk pionerfotograf som i 1900 satte seg fore å dokumentere indianernes tradisjonelle liv. Han var enormt produktiv, men døde fattig og glemt. Arbeidet hans ble gjenoppdaget på 1970-tallet og er nå synonymt med fotografering av amerikanske urinnvånere.  

Edward S. Curtis: Mannen, myten og legenden

Edward Sheriff Curtis, Fasting, 1907. Tilhører Preus museums samling

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.

Upcoming exhibition

Verden i 3D

Verden i 3D

Underwood & Underwood (ukjent fotograf), Gudvangen's outlook over the Nærøfjord where the sea reaches far in among the mountains, Norway, 1905. Stereofotografi fra Preus museums samling.

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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

Kommandørkaptein Klincks vei 7
NO-3183 Horten

Lee Miller A life with food, friends and recipes/ Ami Bouhassane

kr 399,00


16 September 2019

Hva er det vi ser? // What do we see? #cameraobscura #preusmuseum

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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.