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University Aula

The University of Oslo's ceremonial hall offers music and art in beautiful surroundings. 

Image of the exterior of Domus Media, the building that houses the Aula

Open Aula autumn 2022

On selected Saturdays this autumn we open the doors to the University Aula, where you can experience Edvard Munch's world-famous Aula decorations in beautiful surroundings.

Edvard Munch in the Aula

Edvard Munch completed his Aula paintings in 1916, and they have decorated the walls of the Aula ever since. The eleven magnificent works represent the university's faculties with motifs taken from the lives of ordinary people and Norwegian nature. "The Sun", "Alma Mater" and "History" are the most famous.

In Munch's own time the paintings were controversial, today they are considered a national treasure that many people come by to enjoy.

Image of the interior of the University Aula

Renting the Aula

It is possible to rent the Aula for concerts and other kinds of events. To learn more, please send an e-mail to