Linn Kristin Solheim

Senior Engineer - Section for Conservation
Image of Linn Kristin Solheim
Norwegian version of this page
Mobile phone 97071074
Visiting address Frederiksgate 3 0164 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 6762 St. Olavs plass 0130 Oslo
Other affiliations Faculty of Theology (Student)

Academic interests

I am a paintings conservator at the Historical Museum in Oslo. My job is to examine painted objects on canvas or wood. I study which materials they are made of, which painting techniques have been applied and what condition they are in. At the museum, I work mostly with objects from the Medieval collection and objects that will go on display in our exhibitions, or be sent on loan to other institutions. In addition to this, it is also my responsibility to follow up challenges regarding the indoor climate in storage areas and exhibition rooms. 


I have worked ten years at the Munch Museum in Oslo. My responsibility was to condition check and perform the conservation of Munch`s paintings before exhibitions or loans. I was also the conservation departments coordinator for the conservation, packing and move of the Stenersen Museum`s collections and later also the Munch Museum`s collection. I`ve also worked at The Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU) for half a year, with the conservation of church art, painted historical interiors and the project management for the move of KODE Museum`s collections. 


Tags: Conservation, paintings, medieval art, climate


  • Aasen, Lise Chantrier; Solheim, Linn Kristin & Tveit, Eva Storevik (2015). Munch unstretched: 50 ways to hang your painting. In Frøysaker, Tine; Streeton, Noëlle Lynn Wenger; Kutzke, Hartmut; Hanssen-Bauer, Francoise & Topalova-Casadiego, Biljana (Ed.), Public Paintings by Edvard Munch and His Contemporaries: Change and Conservation Challenges. Archetype Publications Ltd.. ISSN 9781909492387. p. 166–180.
  • Topalova-Casadiego, Biljana; Kausland, Kristin; Jong, Fredrik; Aasen, Lise Chantrier & Solheim, Linn Kristin (2012). Conservation of Edvard Munch's paintings for relocation to a new building: a project in progress at the Munch Museum. In Bronken, Ida Antonia Tank; Braovac, Susan; Olstad, Tone Marie & Ørnhøi, Anne Apalnes (Ed.), Moving Collections. Processes and Consequences. Archetype Publications Ltd.. ISSN 978-1-904982-84-5. p. 147–154.

View all works in Cristin

Published Mar. 9, 2021 8:07 AM - Last modified Mar. 9, 2021 11:21 AM