About the sculpture park
Kistefos is one of Scandinavia's largest sculpture parks and will have 46 sculptures of distinctive Norwegian and international artists in 2019.
In the first years after opening in 1999, the sculpture park expanded mainly with contemporary sculptures by Norwegian artists. However, after a few years, the sculpture park went international with the unveiling of sculptures and installations by well-known international artists.
In 2005, the sculpture park developed further, and we unveiled the first work in a series of several especially ordered and site-specific works of art. This means that they are made specially for us, after the artist has been inspired by the magnificent area following a visit.
In the following years, the park has expanded by one or two large and spectacular site-specific installations per year. Kistefos-Museet plans to unveil at least one sculpture every season in the years to come. In and around the historic buildings of the A/S Kistefos Wood Pulp Mill, the sculptures encourages contemplation as well as playfulness in interacting with the audience and the picturesque scenery. The development of the sculpture park has been made possible thanks to Christen Sveaas, who over the years has generously gifted the sculptures to the museum.