Welcome to the opening of Lost Museum - Department of Humans with guided tour by the exhibition curator Charles Esche, Director for Van Abbemuseum, Netherlands.
The Lost Museum is a pop up museum that is touring various parts of the world in different forms and formats. While the exhibitions are unique, the concept is always the same: to break established boundaries and categories, and to display art, historical documentation, everyday objects and curiosities side by side, challenging the idea of what a museum can or should be.
In Oslo, this project is entitled The Lost Museum – Department of Humans. The exhibition is composed of objects from different archives and museum collections from all over Norway, and explores the way in which Northern European culture has defined and redefined what it means to be a human being.
Artworks by Theodor Kittelsen, photographs of paranormal and psychic phenomena, masks, and medical equipment are displayed next to children’s toys, documents from the German occupation, and pictures illustrating rituals from earlier times.