1 January 1980 – 31 December 1984

Union Event
UKS threatened closure

1980 newspaper article from Morgenbladet reporting on UKS’ precarious economic situation. Board member Jan Brænde comments on the challenges of running an art institution and the dire consequences of cuts in the state budget’s endowment for UKS and other art institutions.

From folder | Za-L0026 & Za-L0029

*This information is taken from the UKS Archive (1921–1998)—part of The National Archives of Norway—which is currently accessible in full at our venue in Oslo. To review the complete list of the UKS Archive’s physical folders, please click here.


UKS Director Arna Rennan pulling her hair after it was known that UKS only was granted half of the funds necessary to uphold UKS’ overhead costs in 1984

Children taking part in an associated demonstration in 1984

Public sculptures covered in plastic as part of an  associated demonstration in 1984

Negatives from the event, 1984

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