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New learning arena for craftsmen in Buskerud

A large grant secures the Marienlyst project: Drammen's Museum has been awarded NOK 4.2 million to establish the Marienlyst pleasure farm as a learning arena for the transfer of knowledge of traditional crafts over the next two years.

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The museum is hoping for a talking point throughout the city - Back to the core

Collection manager Marianne Hylbak has been on a treasure hunt in the museum's own magazines. What she and her colleagues have found, the museum hopes will now become the talk of the town.


Restoring a stately building for several millions – A black hole in the park

- We have prioritized other things, but now the time has come for Marienlyst, says acting director Eivor Winther Sunesen at the Drammen Museum. Now the pleasure garden from 1770 is to be restored and reopened.


Now the doors will open again soon

After 20 years with closed doors, the pleasure garden Marienlyst at Drammens Museum is to be restored -
and the public are allowed in at the same time.


Brilliant color music

A fantastic artist that we should get to experience in full, writes art critic Mona Pahle Bjerke

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Debate entry for Kåre Bulie's review of the exhibition Living Landscape - Thorvald Erichsen's painting 1920-1939, by Per Bjarne Boym, Art Historian and curator at the exhibition.


Not applicable in Drammen

The collection of the older Thorvald Erichsen does too little to give the painter a new audience, writes Kåre Bulie in his review.


Spring highlights: You should see these exhibitions

"Thorvald Erichsen: Living landscape". Drammen Museum is now highlighting the landscape paintings and showing 33 works. […] The artist was constantly traveling in Europe. He was inspired by French impressionists, especially Pierre Bonnard. This can be seen both in the use of colour, refraction of light and brushstrokes. He primarily sources motifs from Kjelsøya outside Kragerø and from Holmsbu.


The greatest painter of his generation?

Fifty years ago, Thorvald Erichsen was undoubtedly one of the most celebrated Norwegian painters in the generation after Munch. For many, he is today an almost unknown name. What actually happened?

Øivind Storm Bjerke

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Forgotten by the National Museum, celebrated in Drammen

Drammen's museum takes responsibility with its thorough and fine exhibition of Thorvald Erichsen's paintings. It comes in the wake of criticism of the priorities in the National Museum's collection presentation.

Lars Elton, Art critic