Upcoming exhibition

Edward S. Curtis: The Man, The Myth, The Legend

Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952) was a determent, carismatic pioneer photographer who in 1900 set out to document the traditional lives of American indigenous people. His work was rediscovered in the 1970s and is now synonymous with photographing American indigenous.

Edward S. Curtis: The Man, The Myth, The Legend

Edward Sheriff Curtis, Sioux Chiefs, 1904. Preus museum Collection

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

The world in 3D

The world in 3D

Underwood & Underwood (unknown photographer), Gudvangen's outlook over the Nærøfjord where the sea reaches far in among the mountains, Norway, 1905. Stereo Photograph. Preus museum Collection

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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

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15 November 2019

I dag, i pausen mellom bitene av fredagstaco, kan du ta deg et velfortjent lite undringsøyeblikk! For i dag markeres verdens filosofidag! ???? Men hvor skal en starte i mylderet av etikk, logikk, kategoriske imperativ, epistemologi, eksistensialisme og kritisk tekning? Jo kanskje med den intuitive undringen; hvem er jeg, hva kan vi vite, hvor fritt er mennesket? I dette bildet tatt i 1946 av den anerkjente fotografen Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004), ser du den politisk engasjerte filosofen J

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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.