Mette-Marit at the opening of the Hamsun center

  August 5, 2009 at 3:44 pm by

Yesterday, August 4th, Crown Princess Mette-Marit attended the opening of the Hamsun center at Hamarøy.
The opening of the Hamsun Centre in his childhood home place Hamarøy, is part of the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Norwegian author Knut Hamsun.

View the image at Kongehuset

About 2000 visitors attended the opening of the center.
Princess Mette-Marit, who is the patron of the Hamsun year, opened the building.
The museum is the first one in Norway which is dedicated to the author. Hamsun who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1920. Hamsun’s talent was overshadowed by his Nazi sympathies in his late years. You can read something about him here.
The building was designed by the American architect Steven Holl.

You can find some pictures of Mette-Marit during the opening here.

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