The Norwegian Center for Holocaust and Minority Studies is a research, education and documentation center in Oslo focusing on the Holocaust, other genocides, extremism, antisemitisim, hate speech, and the situation of minorities in contemporary societies. The Center is open between 10 am and 6 pm every day. Cafe Villa Grande is open Tuesday-Sunday 10 am - 5 pm.
Dear friends and supporters,
Welcome back to the Norwegian Center for Holocaust and Minority Studies! Here on Bygdøy we have been gradually reopening our doors to the public after being closed for a long period. We are welcoming more and more visitors for each day that passes.
And now, at the end of June, it was the turn of Guri Melby, our Minister of Education and Integration, who said: 'With around 8,000 pupils visiting every year, the educational programme here at the Norwegian Center for Holocaust and Minority Studies is an extremely important contribution for schools. The Government therefore invested in an annex that will give the centre better teaching spaces and allow it to increase its capacity.'
Nicolai Astrup, Minister of Local Government and Modernisation, who also took part in the tour, said: 'It's really pleasing to see the new building and how well it blends with the surroundings of Villa Grande, which is a protected building. The Norwegian Center for Holocaust and Minority Studies can now welcome more visitors and will be better equipped in the fight against hate and extremism.'
After extensive cleaning, painting and generally being taken care of, the permanent Holocaust exhibition at the Norwegian Center for Holocaust and Minority Studies has finally reopened. Visitors will also discover something new, related to the fate of Norwegian Roma during the Holocaust.
This summer we are staging two temporary exhibitions: one on the Benjamin Prize and one showing photographs of the Srebrenica massacre taken by the Bosnian artist Tarik Samarah.
Welcome to our exhibitions!
MINO, the new annex that will house our contemporary exhibitions, is almost ready, and only some minor work and adjustments remain. Following a trial period, installing furniture and, not least, mounting the opening exhibition, the centre is scheduled to open at the end of September.
But in the meantime we want to wish all our friends and supporters a wonderful summer!