Just minutes after free tickets were released for the opening of the new Munch Museum, the computer system collapsed due to high demand.
“There is a lot of pressure on our ticketing system, and several people are not getting through. We are working on the case,” said the museum’s website.
In the course of 20 minutes, more than 12,000 tickets were collected, NRK reported.
The museum opens at 5 PM on Friday, October 22. King Harald and Queen Sonja will officiate the official opening, the museum informed NTB.
“Throughout the weekend, we will be filling the museum and the area outside with experiences in the form of concerts, digital artwork, performance, light art, and surprises. All of the exhibition halls are open, and our restaurants are ready with tempting menus,” the museum stated in a press release.
Due to the pandemic, the opening weekend will be divided into different time periods that people will attend as specified on their ticket.
The new museum is five times larger than the old Munch Museum on Tøyen and will house the entire collection that painter Edvard Munch bequeathed to Oslo Municipality upon his death. The price tag for the new museum ended up at a hefty NOK 2.1 billion.
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