Martin Schøyen Foundation
Institution: Martin Schøyen Foundation

The Schøyen Collection was started around 1920 by Engineer M.O. Schøyen (1896-1962), father of Martin Schøyen, who collected some 1000 volumes of early and later editions of Norwegian and international literature, history, travel, science, as well as antiquities. The Schøyen Collection, holding the largest private collection of manuscripts in the world, deposited the Bibliotheca Manuscripts Schoeyana as well as a nice collection of Buddhist manuscripts, curated by the University of Oslo.

Read more about Martin Schøyen Foundation:

https://www.schoyencollection.com

Other collections

A feature film from Svalbard

Hans Petter Moland

A feature film from Svalbard

The renowned Norwegian Director, Hans Petter Moland has chosen to deposit a classic Norwegian film Zero Kelvin (Kjærlighetens Kjøtere), filmed...

Hans Petter Moland
The Scream

National Museum of Norway

The Scream

The National Museum in Oslo exhibits Norway's largest collection of art, architecture and design. The museum holds a significan collection...

National Museum of Norway
Art from South-East Asia

Artemis Art Gallery

Art from South-East Asia

Representing the first Malaysian contribution, this deposit celebrates South-East Asian's vibrant art culture as seen through the eyes of emerging...

Artemis Art Gallery

Want to join a deposit on Svalbard?

To visit Svalbard is on many people's bucket list, and we recommend everyone who stores their precious memories in AWA to participate in a deposit ceremony.