‘Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum’ is a powerhouse for Northern Norwegian art, with high ambitions and international perspectives. Its mantra is that art moves: emotions, ideas, politics, knowledge, society… everything can be set in motion by art. The museum delivers relevant art experiences of high artistic value for both the local population and visitors. Through offensive, critical and constructive programming, a mark is left from Anchorage in the west to Russia in the east. Through exhibitions, dissemination work and collaboration, art is made a natural part of life in Northern Norway. The museum was established as a foundation in 1985: the operation was and still is financed mainly from the state budget. On 17 February 1988, the doors were opened to the public for the first time. From the beginning until the summer of 2000, the museum rented exhibition spaces on the floors above Tromsø Kunstforening in Muségata 2. In December 2001, the Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum moved to Sjøgata 1 at Prostneset in Tromsø. The monumental brick building was designed as a post office and telegraph building by architect Søren Andreas Wiese Opsahl in 1917, and has also been the city’s police station. Read more on Nnkm.no