Norway’s reputation as a forward-thinking jazz nation is reflected in the curation of its Oslo Jazz Festival (Est. 1986) programme. It’s a quality that extends as well throughout the Capital’s arts and culture as a whole. The MUNCH Museum, which provided a new major stage venue for the festival, is an example of a historical arts establishment in tune with the current moment. Opened in 2021, the largest global collection of Norwegian painter Edvard Munch’s art is reimagined from a contemporary perspective in a spectacular futuristic 13-storey building located beside the Oslo waterfront.