PHOTO: Munch’s “The Sun” transported into the new Munch Museum in Oslo

Edvard Munch - The SunPhoto: Heiko Junge / NTB

Late Monday night, Edvard Munch’s enormous painting “The Sun” was transported to the new Munch Museum. The work was inserted into a specially designed hole in the wall of the building.

“This operation is very demanding. It has been planned for a long time and involves many of our skilled employees and partners. When the works are safe inside the sixth floor of the new Munch, they will remain there as long as the museum exists,” museum director Stein Olav Henrichsen said.

Several of the largest paintings will be transported from the old Munch Museum on Tøyen into the new building through the hole in the wall. The large opening will be sealed when all the paintings have been brought in.

Edvard Munch painted several versions of “The Sun” – the most famous is in the University’s auditorium in Oslo. The Munch Museum’s version was completed in 1911.

After several delays, the new Munch Museum in Oslo has recently been given an opening date. The museum will open its doors to the public on October 22 this autumn.

Edvard Munch’s greatest work, “The Sun,” was lifted with a crane and inserted into the new MUNCH museum through a hole in the wall on Tuesday night. Photo: Heiko Junge / NTB

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