Tuesday, June 18, 2019

An remnant of EXPO at the Norskfolkemuseum in Oslo !

What was my surprise, when I discover this Expo remnant, during a visit at the incredible Open Air Museum "norskfolkemuseum" in Oslo, Norway:

The gateway to King Oscar II's Collections.

The world's first open air museum was founded here by King Oscar II in 1881. The gateway in the old norse 'dragon' style was originally commissioned by the timber-company Saugbruksforeningen for the 1883 Industrial Exhibition in Oslo and afterwards presented to the King. The architect was Holm Munthe, the foremost designer working in the «dragon»style. King Oscar's Collections were incorporated in the Norsk Folkemuseum in 1907, and the gateway lost its purpose and was eventually taken down in 1951. Its re-erection in 1994 on the original site is funded by the Foundation 'Frit Ord'.

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