Information about the Museums Organisation
Norwegian Museums Association

Foundation (Year): 2006 (The Norwegian Museums Association is melted together from 5 (earlier) organisations. The oldest organisation was established 1918).


Museums/similar institutions: 163

Individuals: 238


(state/municipal funded, membership fees, third party funds)

Membership fees: 57%

state/municipal funded: 39%

third party funds: 04%

Have the museums/your institution experienced budget cuts in connection with the financial crisis in the last two years?


Number of museums in your country:

Total: 148

(in % or total number)

Art and Design: 16%

History: 65%

Natural History: 6%


Total number of museums: 800 - 900

Professionally run museums: 148


Ownership of Museums:

State: 12

Municipalities, communities:  15

Private (foundations, associations, etc.): 121


Other museum organisations: ICOM

Museum magazine: Museumsnytt ( )

National Museum legislation and structure: There are no National Museum legislation in Norway, but approximately 90 museums are funded more or less by the state.


(Updated 16 December 2010)