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Service Center

The Service Center is a common meeting point for the Front desk, IT and Operations and Lending. Most questions regarding access cards, parking, IT, cleaning and operations can be addressed here.

The Service Center can help you with the following: 

  • Front desk services
  • IT - user support
  • Operations - user support
  • Cleaning - user support
  • Equipment Store for lending of AV equipment
  • Lighting of exhibitions

The Service Center is open: 

Monday - Friday: 8.30-15.30 in the period September 15th - May 14th
(Switchboard/Front desk is open from 08:00 to 15:45)
Monday - Friday: 8.30-15.00 in the period May 15th - September 14th
(Switchboard/Front desk is open from 08:00 to 15:00)

The phone number to the Service Center is:

  • Front Desk 22 99 55 00
  • IT: 22 99 55 03
  • Operations: 22 99 55 04

The e-mail address for registration of cases in the Service Center HelpDesk is:

Here you can report any issues, and your inquiry will be distributed among the department's employees for further follow-up.

Operations and Lending

The Responsibilities of the Operations and Lending Team

The Operations and Lending team is responsible for:

  • Access control systems
  • Building security
  • Fire and evacuation safety
  • Maintenance and facilitation of the school's premises, including light shifts, furnishing, waste management and repairs. Contact the Operations team at if you discover damage or deficiencies in buildings or fixtures.
  • Handling requests for permission to arrange parties on the school premises.
  • Assistance regarding installation and lighting of exhibitions.
  • Lending of AV equipment.
  • Operation and rental of the school's studio house in Arcueil, France.
  • Together with the property owner's Operations department, the Operations team also monitors the school's systems for heating/cooling, water, ventilation, electricity, plumbing, etc.
Opening Hours and Security Opening hours
  • The school’s opening hours for students can be found here.
    Exceptions are public holidays in connection with Christmas and New Year. The school informs students and staff of these exceptions well in advance.
  • Service Center, workshops, library, canteen etc. have separate opening hours. See the school's website for information.
  • For reasons of personal safety, it is not permitted to stay on the school's premises outside of opening hours. Outside opening hours, the school's card readers and key switches do not work, either to get you in or out.
  • The school is closed for all students for five weeks throughout the summer. During this time, the premises are being prepared for the new school year. The school may make a limited number of studio spaces available for students throughout the summer. Certain guidelines apply to applications for summer contracts. Information about this is sent out by e-mail to the students during the spring semester.

Security and Alarms

  • The school’s contracted security provider is Avarn Security. Both external and internal control rounds are carried out daily to ensure that no one stays on the premises at night and to ensure that the building shell is closed and locked.
  • Non-sanctioned stays on the premises outside the school's opening hours are reported to the school by the security company.
  • Exterior doors are equipped with direct transmission alarms connected to Avarn Security, who responds to all triggered burglar alarms.
Access Cards

The school has a mechanical locking system and an access card control system.

  • All employees and students shall have one personal access card.
  • The card is issued at the Service Center.
  • To have their access card issued, the card holder must be able to identify themselves.
  • The card holder must have their picture taken for the access card.
  • The card is personal and must not be lent out.
  • NOTE: The card is issued with a PIN code. This must not be stored together with the card. The PIN code must be used along with the access card between kl. 06.00 and 08.00 and between 15.45 (15.00) and 23.59 every weekday. The PIN code must also be used along with the access card on Saturdays and Sundays, as well as on public holidays. Outside these times, the access card may be used without the PIN code. Between 00:00 and 05:59 the cards do not work, neither to get into the building nor out of it.
  • Lost cards must be reported to the Service Center. Replacing a lost card costs kr. 100

Student Access Cards:

  • Student access cards are only issued to registered at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts students.
  • The name and picture of the student, that are registered in FS when the card is issued, are used to make class lists, which are made available to the school's various departments and administration. Information on how this data is used is available in the school's privacy statement  (in Norwegian)
  • The access card may be used as:
    - key card for the school building and for interior areas.
    - lending card at the school library and at the Equipment Store.
    - Student ID.

Access Card for Employees 

  • Employee access cards are only issued to employees of the Oslo National Academy of the Arts.
  • The access card is used as:
    - key card for the school building and for interior areas.
    - lending card at the school library and at the Equipment Store.
  • Employees who also need a key/keys to their office and work areas can request and sign for these at the Service Center.

Guest Access Card

The Service Center can issue guest access cards to non-employees working at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts for shorter periods of time. 

Procedure for pre-ordering guest access cards:

  • Only employees can order guest access cards for non-employees.
  • Send a request by e-mail to
  • The e-mail must contain:
    - name, department affiliation and telephone number of the guests' contact person.
    - number of desired guest cards and names of recipients.
    - purpose of the guest’s stay at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts.
    - the card's validity date and which areas the card should give access to.
  • A maximum of 20 guest access cards can be ordered.
  • The cards can be picked up at the Service Center during opening hours.
  • Guest access cards must be returned to the Service Center. Outside opening hours, cards may be placed in the returns post box on the wall by the Service Center counter.
  • NOTE: The card is issued with a PIN code. This must not be stored with the card.

Loan Card

  • Loan cards can be issued to students and staff who do not have their ordinary access card available. Loan cards are issued for a maximum of three working days.
  • Loan cards are issued at the Service Center.
  • Loan cards are to be returned to the Service Center. Outside opening hours, cards may be placed in the returns post box on the wall by the Service Center counter.
  • NOTE: The loan card is issued with a PIN code. This must not be stored with the card.

Access Card Logging

  • The school' access control system automatically logs the use of access cards during the periods of the day when the PIN code must be used along with the access card.
  • Printing of the log is only done if a criminal act has taken place, or if there is a suspicion of such. If reviewing the log can confirm a criminal act, a printout of the log is handed over to the police in connection with a report.
  • Logging is performed cf. GDPR and the Data Inspectorate's guidelines.
Fire Protection

The school has a fire protection organization, which is tasked with preventive fire safety and contributing in evacuation situations in the event of a triggered fire alarm. For inquiries about fire and escape safety in the building, contact the Operations team at

In Case of an Emergency

If a fire is detected in your area, you should:

in the order required by the situation!

In the event of a fire alarm, you should:
via the nearest smoke free exit!

Fire Protection Regulations

All students, staff and guests are obliged to follow the school's fire protection regulations. This means, among other things, that everyone:

  • must follow the Oslo National Academy of the Arts fire and safety regulations.
  • has the right and obligation to undergo the Oslo National Academy of the Arts fire safety training. Fire safety training is arranged at the start of the school year. It is mandatory to complete this training.
  • must maintain evacuation safety on the Oslo National Academy of the Arts premises by not blocking escape routes, nor covering the green escape route signs.
  • must maintain fire safety by not covering smoke alarms, not covering or installing anything from any part of the sprinkler system or by blocking doors in an open position by means of door wedges, weights or the like.
  • only use coffee makers, toasters or kettles if they are connected to a time switch.
  • must not use waffle irons or loose hobs/ovens in rooms that are not equipped with an extractor hood. Smoke and heat will inevitably trigger the fire alarm and lead to an emergency response from the emergency services. The cost of such calls may be charged to the individual department.
  • is obliged to prevent fire and fire outbreaks by following current HSE regulations. This includes:
    - not to connect several extension cords in series or overload the electrical systems.
    - to use and store chemicals in a safe manner and only in premises/workshops adapted for such use. Chemical waste must be handed in to the respective works manager in a tightly closed and suitable container, clearly marked with contents.
    - not to put cloths, paper, wood chips etc. soaked with linseed oil to dry unattended on the premises, as they can self-ignite within a few hours. Such items must be dried under supervision and then disposed of in a fireproof waste container.
    - keep all areas tidy and clean up your own mess.

Mandatory fire safety training

Oslo National Academy of the Arts has arranged for training in internal fire and escape safety, which all students and employees are obliged to undergo when hiring/registering as a student at the school. You can find it here The password is ONAA.

The training is online so you can take it when it suits you. The training takes approx. 30 minutes and when you have passed the test, you will receive a course certificate sent to you by e-mail.

Statistics on who has taken the fire safety training at any given time are followed up by the Operations team and are upon request made available for the Oslo Fire and Rescue Service.


Oslo National Academy of the Arts is affiliated with, where you can easily find guidance and information on how to avoid and/or handle dangerous situations such as fire, threats to personal safety or online fraud.

The site is adapted for students and staff at universities and we recommend that all students and staff use the web app.

Burglary, Thefts and Insurance

Both burglaries and thefts occur at the school. Do not let anyone into the building or into any rooms at school unless you know that the person is supposed to have access to these areas – this is a shared responsibility ensuring everyone's safety.

For reasons of fire safety, students are not allowed to lock or prevent access to any work areas.

The school has no insurance policy. Costs for replacing lost or damaged belongings of students or employees must be covered by the individuals themselves. Students and staff are therefore urged to take good care of their belongings, and to make sure to bring valuables home overnight if they cannot be locked away in lockers or the like. 

Contact the Operations team by e-mail to if you discover breaches of security, such as doors that do not close properly, thefts, burglaries, etc.

Student Regulations and use of School Premises

Student Regulations

By registering as a student at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, all students are obliged to follow the regulations in force at any given time. The regulations include, among other things, the implementation of the studies, computer discipline, use of the premises, HSE and other matters. These regulations can be found here:

Students' use of and stay on the school premises is regulated by the operating regulations. Students are themselves obliged to stay up to date on what they at any given time must comply with. This includes, among other things:
• All students must comply with fire and escape safety rules and regulations.
• No students may stay on the school premises during the period between 00:00 and 05:59.
• Smoking is prohibited in all the Oslo National Academy of the Arts premises.
• Pets are not allowed inside the school buildings. The only exception is a guide dog, which is allowed if a certificate can be presented.
• Alcohol and other drugs are not allowed on the school premises. If students or employees want to serve or drink alcohol at internal events on the school's premises, they must apply for permission from the director, as well as applying for – and be granted – a license to serve alcohol from Oslo Municipality. This also applies when opening exhibitions. See more about parties below.
• The school premises and the equipment in them must be treated with care. Vandalism will entail liability. Students in the visual departments are obliged to reset their studio areas every year before the school closes for the summer.
• Chemicals may only be used in workshop areas dedicated to chemicals. Chemical waste must not be disposed of in residual waste but must be handed in to the works manager of the workshop in which it has been used, in a suitable and tightly closed container, clearly marked with contents.
Violation of school regulations can lead to restriction of access rights or other disciplinary measures.


Students, staff or departments who wish to arrange a party, dinner etc. on the school premises – including the outdoor area – must apply for permission to do so. Permissions to hold parties at the school premises it granted by the Team Manager for Operations, in coordination with the department/section. If you want to arrange a party – contact the Operations team well in advance of the planned party at Late inquiries may not be handled in time, and therefore the party cannot take place.

All parties on the school premises or on the school's outdoor areas must be held in accordance with the school's party regulations, found below. Among other things, keep note of the following:

  • All parties must be completed at a time that ensures that all students, including organizers and fire guards, are out of the building before 00.00.
  • The organizer must themselves handle all cleaning after the party – including toilets, hallways and areas adjacent to the party room. All premises must be cleaned the same day before the school closes for the night, or – in case the party taking place on a Friday or Saturday – the following morning.
  • The use of alcohol on the school's premises is regulated by the school's alcohol regulations – see link below.
    It is not permitted to serve, sell, consume or bring your own alcohol to the school premises unless the organizer is granted permission for this from the director and has also applied for – and been granted – a license to serve alcohol from Oslo Municipality.
  • After 20:00, it must be completely quiet outdoors. If music is played indoors, doors and windows leading outdoor must be kept closed.

The organizer must sign an agreement regulating the responsibility for; among other things; cleaning, costs and damage to equipment. The organizer must also provide fire guards, who must receive training from the Operations team prior to the party.

Note: The agreement must also be signed by an employee of the department/section arranging the party. The department/section is thereby responsible for the party. This also includes any unannounced parties.

The Operations team handles signing of party agreements and training of fire guards.

Required documents when hosting a party can be found here, under "fester" (in Norwegian).

Waste Management

The Operations team is responsible for paper, plastic and residual waste management on all school premises.

The school has two collection points for waste disposal – in the backyard by the performing arts building and outside the wood workshop/Romlab in Fossveien 20. Students and staff must themselves dispose of large items that they want to get rid of in the skips that are easily accessible at both these collection points.

The school sorts waste in the following fractions:

  • Residual waste is disposed of in transparent plastic bags or large green/gray barrels marked “Restavfall”. These are emptied weekly if full. Note: Put leftover food in small plastic bags or tightly closed containers before throwing them in the bags/barrels to avoid flies in your area. Note! Do not throw liquids or sharp objects in the bags!
  • Cardboard and paper is disposed of in the brown paper bags. These are emptied weekly if full.
  • Plastic is disposed of in the green racks with plastic bags. NOTE: These are not emptied frequently. Rinse containers free of food leftovers before throwing them in the bags to avoid flies in your area. NOTE: do not place Styrofoam in these bags.
  • Glass may be thrown in the barrels for glass and metal that are placed outdoors at the two waste collection points.
  • Metal containers may be thrown in the barrels for glass and metal that are placed outdoors at the two waste collection points. Larger waste is delivered to the Operations team.
  • Electrical waste is handed over to the Operations team. This also applies to light bulbs and batteries.
  • Hazardous waste such as chemicals, paint, glue, and spray cans – must be delivered in a suitable, tight and tightly closed container, marked with contents. Students must hand over chemical waste to the works manager of the workshop lab where the chemical was used. Staff must dispose of chemical waste in the waste room in building 6.3.

All waste is recycled or destroyed, cf. current regulatory requirements.

Questions related to waste management or waste disposal can be directed to the Operations team at

Facilitation and Maintenance

Indoor Climate and Plumbing

  • All systems for indoor climate, such as ventilation, heating and cooling, are administered and operated by the Operations department of the property owner (Seilduksfabrikken DA), but notification of matters related to this must be made to the KHiO Operations team at
  • In the event of faults and deficiencies in the systems for electricity, water and plumbing, we ask for registration to
  • The KHiO Operations team will convey the notification to the property owner's Operations department and follow up on the reported matter to the notifier.
  • If rooms are booked for events outside the core time, the operating time for the ventilation in the room can be extended. Contact the Operations team for inquiries about this at

Office Furniture

  • The Operations team is responsible for equipping office workplaces with standard office furniture. This includes an office desk, office chair, lockable cupboard and table lamp.
  • Office furniture and fixtures in addition to the standard mentioned above must be paid for by the respective department or section.

Contact the Operations team at in matters relating to furniture and fixtures, whether it concerns repairs, purchases, orders, refurnishing and adaptations, or any other matter.

Student Furniture

• The Operations team is responsible for equipping student workplaces for the students at the visual arts departments with standard student furniture. This includes a work desk, work chair, lockable drawer and table lamp.
• Student furniture beyond the standard mentioned above must be paid for by the respective subject department.
• Contact the Programme coordinator of the department in matters relating to student furniture.
• Note: The need for additional student furniture for the following school year must be reported by the respective department before the new year. Requests must be sent to the section manager for service, user support and infrastructure

Facilitation for Teaching and Events

The Section for Service, User Support and Infrastructure is responsible for facilitating the teaching premises and can assist with practical coordination and facilitation in connection with various events under the direction of the school, such as seminars, conferences, lectures, KUF week, dissertations etc.

The section can assist with AV equipment, lighting, furnishings, extra cleaning, flowers, etc., as well as front desk staff for events that take place outside normal working hours. The respective department must cover all extra expenses for front desk staff, flowers and other costs that the event may entail.

If rooms are booked for events outside the public opening hours, the operating time for the ventilation in the room can be extended. Contact the Operations team for inquiries about this at

Information on capacity, furniture and equipment for the school's various teaching areas is available at TimeEdit.

Note that rooms must be reserved well in advance so that enough time is set off for furnishing and rigging in advance of the event. If assistance is required for clearing furniture and AV equipment after the event, the room must also be reserved for this. 

For events that end after the Service Center's opening hours, the rooms must be cleared and tidied by the organizers themselves.

Contact the Operations team when requesting assistance at

Outdoor Areas and Parking

Outdoor Areas

  • The school has facilitated for several outdoor recreation areas. Outside level 4 in the performing arts building there is a terrace with a view of the Akerselva. Furthermore, we have a terrace outside the canteen and the large "Spanish Steps" that lead down to Akerselva from the courtyard outside the main entrance, and there is also an area with benches below the small, white house in Fossveien 20.
  • If you wish to use outdoor area for exhibitions etc., an application must be sent from the respective department’s administration to the school's property owner. Contact the Operations team at for more information regarding this. Works and things that are mounted or stored on the outdoor area without permission from the property owner will be removed without notice. Costs for removal must be covered by the person who placed the items on the outdoor premises.


Parking control is carried out on the school grounds. The control itself is performed by Østlandske Parkering AS. The parking regulations have been decided by school’s director and the system is administered by the Service Center.

A total of five parking spaces have been set aside for guest parking outside the main entrance, as well as three parking spaces outside the performing arts building. Outside the performing arts building, there is also a car park reserved for the disabled.

Parking on the school grounds is regulated by the parking regulations:

Parking Regulations for Fossveien 24 

  • Note: all parking must be registered electronically at the Service Center immediately upon arrival. Car registration number and telephone number must be provided.
  • Parking control on the school premises is performed by an external parking company. The time of the control is as follows:
  • From May 15th – September 14th 08.00 – 15.00
  • From September 15th – May 14th 08.00 – 15.30
  • The parking spaces are reserved for guest parking.
  • Employees can be granted up to three hours of parking per day at the designated places.
  • Students are not allowed to park on the school grounds without permission.
  • Parking is only allowed in the designated areas. The parking spaces are indicated by signs posted in the schoolyard outside the main entrance and along the stone wall outside the performing arts building. Parking is only allowed between these signs. Only these places are available for the Oslo National Academy of the Arts. Parking outside the designated spaces is not valid, this also applies even if the parking is registered electronically at the Service Center.
  • There is an HC parking space outside the performing arts building, and this is only for use by persons who have a valid HC parking permit left visible inside the windscreen. Contact the Service Center for registration of the car park on arrival. The Service Center can be reached on telephone 22 99 55 00.
  • It is the individual's own responsibility to ensure that the parking is registered and carried out correctly. One cannot expect reimbursement by the school for any parking fine.
  • Invalid parking may result in a control fee of NOK. 600, -

For any questions regarding parking, contact the Service Center.

Bicycle Parking

  • There are facilities for bicycle parking on the outdoor area.
  • Racks for bicycle parking can be found outside the main entrance, outside the performing arts building, and on the lawn below «Spansketrappa» that leads down to Akerselva.
  • Bicycles cannot be left in the bicycle racks over longer periods of time.
  • Bicycle parking is not allowed indoors due to safety and cleaning. Bicycles parked indoors are removed by the Operations team continuously and without notice, and at the owner's own risk.


The Operations team can assist students and staff with the following regarding exhibitions on the school premises:

  • Lending of AV equipment: equipment for recording and running audio and video, such as cameras, projectors, screens, mixers and speakers, etc. can be lent for shorter periods of time from the school's Equipment Store – see below.
  • Lighting of exhibitions – see point for lighting below
  • Assistance in setting up exhibitions. The Operations team can assist with advice regarding the use of the premises and can also provide some practical help when setting up exhibitions on the school premises.

More information about exhibiting on the school premises, as well as floor plans of all the school's galleries can be found here.


Lighting master Kaja Glenne Lund helps students and staff with lighting of exhibitions and viewings.

Kaja is present on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and every other Thursday, but may also be available for appointments outside of these days.

To request assistance with lighting of exhibits or viewings, get in touch with Kaja well in advance of the planned exhibition/viewing on

Exhibitions - showrooms


Oslo National Academy of the Arts has six galleries for exhibitions:

In addition, KHiO has a few areas which, under some restrictions, may be used for showing works. 

These are:

You can find information on exhibitions, shows and other viewings by departments and students in the event calendar on the KHiO website.

If you wish to show your work in one of KHiOs galleries or other areas, here are some guidelines and information that will help you plan your exhibition:

Reservation of Exhibition Spaces

KHiOs visual art departments are prioritized for use of the school galleries. Time slots in the galleries are allotted each semester during tuition scheduling. The departments can inform you on available time slots. 

Art and Craft has a student Gallery Group that handles applications from the department’s students. The group assigns exhibition slots in the Seilduken gallery that the department is allotted for the school year. Information regarding this is given to the department’s students each semester. 

The Academy of Fine Art is every year allotted a Seilduksgalleri and has also their own two galleries P0 and Skylight. The department can inform you of their own routines for booking of exhibition spaces. 

Contact a student advisor at your department if you have questions regarding reservation of rooms or wish to show your work in one of the rooms listed above. You can find a check available areas and periods here.

The outdoor area around KHiO is not part of the school’s lease. If you wish to exhibit or work in the outdoor area, your department must send the school landlord an application on your behalf, covering a detailed description of your intended use of the area. This also includes Asiatisk hage. The application must be sent at least two weeks in advance. Contact your program coordinator for more information regarding the application.

Access and Security

To gain access to the exhibition space you need to be able to document the time and place for your upcoming exhibition. Contact Operations at to ask for access to be programmed on your access card.

While you are working and exhibiting in any area, you are responsible for the security in it. Do not leave doors open to it unattended so as not to let in trespassers, make sure fire safety and escape routes are upheld, and use the area in accordance with the rules and regulations stated in the floor plan, which you can find below.

The current opening hours for KHiO can be found here. The opening hours also apply to all work in the exhibition spaces. 

AV Equipment

If you wish to use projectors, sound equipment, media players or other equipment for recording or viewing of audio and video, you may lend them from the Equipment Store at the Service Center. E-mail your request to Tom Trøbråten well in advance of your exhibition at and describe what you want to show, how and from what source, and Tom will help you. Read more about the Equipment Store, including Lending Conditions, here


KHiOs lighting technician Kaja Glenne Lund handles lighting of exhibitions and degree shows at KHiO and can help you light your exhibition. 

There are ERCO spotlight systems installed in the following rooms:

  • Seilduken 1
  • Seilduken 2
  • Resepsjonsgalleriet
  • Formsalen
  • The corner of the vestibule
  • The area in front of the service center desk
  • Teorirommet

NOTE: you may not yourself work with KHiO’s ERCO spots

All other areas require good planning to be lit properly. 

Contact Kaja well in advance of your exhibition at to request assistance with lighting. 

Exhibition Coordinator

KHiO’s exhibition coordinator Annika Isaksson Pirtti is assigned to the Operations team and coordinates assistance with mounting, AV-equipment and lighting of larger exhibitions and events at KHiO. She also coordinates the assistance to the degree shows of the visual departments, and KHiO’s participation in Elvelangs. 

If you are planning an exhibition at KHiO and have questions regarding the use of the exhibition space, contact Annika at You can also contact Operations with your questions at

Mounting of works

You can find floor plans with measurements and information on materials in walls, lighting possibilities and restrictions for use by the end of this page (in norwegian only).

Please note the regulations and restrictions for use of the exhibition space and adjacent areas so that your mounting and storage does not put fire and evacuation safety at risk or conflict with the prohibited use of the area. This way, you will not risk having to redo the mounting or having your work removed without notice.

You need to use your own tools and materials for mounting, such as screws, wire, hooks etc. There are ladders available in the Seilduken building as well as next to the Auditorium. Please remember to return the ladders after you are done with them. Ladders locked to the wall are not lent out. 

Operations can help you if you have questions or need advice regarding materials or mounting of your exhibition. They may also be able to assist you with mounting for example from the ceiling. Send your requests to Operations at and a member of the team will help you. If you need practical help – make sure to send your request at least two weeks in advance.

Tips on mounting:

  • For mounting in walls made of wood or plywood you can use plain screws for wood. You can also use screws for wood for mounting in plywood covered with plaster, if the screw is long enough to reach the plywood. Only use screws that are threaded all the way unless you are about to mount a plywood plate etc. tightly to a wall or a latch/stud.
  • For mounting light objects in drywalls (plaster) you can use small nails, or small screws for wood – if you fasten them slowly. For mounting heavier objects in a drywall you need drywall screws/anchors. Follow this link for a short video (in norwegian only) on mounting in drywalls.
  • PLEASE NOTE: do not use plastic wall plugs in walls made of plaster or wood. Plastic plugs are not suited for plaster or wood, regardless of what the shop or the package may tell you. They won’t give you a tight fixing or carry their intended weight in a drywall or a wall of wood/plywood.
  • For mounting in concrete walls you will need wall plugs for concrete as well as screws.
    PLEASE NOTE: always contact Operations in advance if you wish to mount from concrete walls. It is not permitted to drill into all walls on the school premises, for instance not into the old brick walls.
  • Always contact Operations in advance if you wish to mount anything from any ceiling.
  • PLEASE NOTE: never mount anything from technical fixtures such as part of the ventilation, water, drain, fire detection or fire extinguishing systems, or from light fixtures.

Posters in the outdoor area must not be attached to facades or on the outside of windows and doors. In the outdoor area, posters must be displayed by use of loose poster holders or attached by use of sticky tack to the inside of windows.

Paint and Filler

You may pick up white paint and filler to reset gallery walls from the Operations team in Fossveien 20. You must only use the paint you get from Operations for resetting the walls. Other brands may have the wrong colour tone or shine, leaving you with having to paint the whole wall all over again.

PLEASE NOTE: you may only use this paint to reset the walls into their proper white colour! You may not mix this colour with other paints or pigments or use it for your exhibition architecture or your works. Any other paint that you may need, you must purchase yourself. By use of a code along with showing your KHiO access card, you can purchase paint, filler, painting tools etc. with the KHiO discount at the Flügger farve store which is located at Alexander Kiellands plass. Contact Operations at for more information regarding this.

Pedestals and Exhibition Architecture

KHiO does not have any pedestals or exhibition architecture/structures. Any shelves, tables, podiums etc. that you may need for your exhibition, you need to build or buy yourselves.

Resetting of Exhibition Spaces

After closing your exhibition and demounting your works, you must reset the exhibition space for the next user. This includes:

  • Removing all nails, screws, plugs, anchors, staples, tape etc.
  • Resetting all holes from screws etc. with filler, sanding the patches down so the wall is even, and painting them. If necessary, you need to paint the whole wall. You may pick up filler and paint from Operations in Fossveien 20.
  • Removing all furniture, equipment and other items that you brought to the space, including from adjacent areas.
  • Removing and discarding all trash.


To let the public know about your exhibitions and events the communication team at KHiO can help with getting it online. 

You can contact team commucation at Please prepare text for the calendar on with details about who is exhibiting or participating, together with information about time and place. Feel free to include relevant links to websites.

Team communication manages KHiO's accounts on Instagram and Facebook. Sometimes the team can offer a take-over on Instagram. Feel free to contact the team if you have any suggestions or questions.

You can also contact team communication about the design manual.

Serving Drinks or Snacks during Exhibitions

No use of alcohol or other intoxicants is allowed on the school premises, according to the Student Regulations and the Rules of Conduct in the Operating Regulations. This also applies to exhibitions.

If you during your exhibition wish to serve alcohol, you need to abide by KHiO’s Regulations for Serving of Alcohol (the required documents can be found here under "fester" - in Norwegain). Serving of alcohol require, among other things, permission from KHiO’s director, as well as a temporary license for serving alcohol from Oslo municipality. Without permission from the director and a temporary license, no serving, selling or drinking of alcohol is allowed on the KHiO premises. This also applies to exhibitions and shows.

All violations against the KHiO Regulations for Serving of Alcohol will be reported to the KHiO management.

Public Access to Exhibitions

Exhibitions in the Main Building

Exhibitions in the KHiO main building can only be kept open for public access during the hours the reception is staffed, and only by use of the main entrance. 

The reception is staffed during these hours:

  • Mon - Thu 8.00 am to 7.00 pm
  • Fri 8.00 am to 3.00 pm

Outside of these hours there is no desk staff at the reception. If an exhibition in the main building is to be kept open outside of the hours above or during weekends, the exhibitor must him/herself cover the expenses for extra desk staff at the Service Center. All visitors must then enter the main building by the main entrance. Contact Oddvar Røsten at the reception at least two weeks in advance of your exhibition to request extra desk staff at the reception at

PLEASE NOTE: no doors into the building must be kept open by use of heavy items etc. This constitutes a breach of security, and will be reported to the KHiO management.

Exhibitions in Seilduken 1, Seilduken 2 and Skylight

For exhibitions in Seilduken 1, Seilduken 2 and Skylight, the exhibitor is him/herself responsible for letting the public in and out of the exhibition space, and for making sure no one gains access to other parts of the building. 

  • For exhibitions in Seilduken 1, you may lock the door facing the school yard in an open position by opening it as far as it goes until it clicks. To close it – click the key switch on the inside wall (placed high up on the left-hand side).
  • For exhibitions in Seilduken 2 and Skylight, Operations can program the door into the stairwell from the school yard open during the exhibition hours. Send your request for programming of this door to a few days in advance. While this door is open, you need to arrange for someone keeping watch at this door during the entire opening time. 

PLEASE NOTE: no doors into the building must be kept open by use of heavy items etc. This constitutes a breach of security, and will be reported to the KHiO management.

Degree shows

From around mid-April each year, all exhibition spaces are reserved for the degree shows for the visual departments. Each department paints the areas of their exhibitions, and mounting and lighting of the exhibition is coordinated by the departments and the Operations team. PR/marketing of the degree shows is handled by the departments in coordination with the Communications team. 


In September each year, on the Thursday nearest to the autumn equinox, Oslo municipality arranges Elvelangs. During the evening, all the electrical lighting is turned off along the river walkways, all the way from Vaterland to Frysja, and the public is invited to a walk along the river, which for this evening only are turned into a torch lit art scene. More about Elvelangs here (in norwegian only).

KHiO is one of the Elvelangs main art scenes during the evening, and our students take part every year, showing art works, installations, performances and other projects on the riverbanks outside the school premises. For the evening, KHiO always lit the waterfall as well as parts of the windows overlooking the river. 

Please note that selling items and handing out samples or information is not allowed during the event.

Equipment Store

The Equipment Store is operated by Tom Trøbråten and is the place to go to when you want to lend AV equipment for shorter periods of time. The Equipment Store is located next to the Service Center.

Equipment loans are available to all students and staff at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts.

To lend equipment from the Equipment Store, you must register as lender and agree to adhere to the lending conditions. Violation of the lending conditions entails liability if equipment is damaged or lost, and you also risk losing the opportunity to lend equipment again.

The Equipment Store has equipment for:

  • Photo – cameras, flashes, tripods
  • Video – cameras, projectors, media players, screens
  • Audio – equipment for sound recording, mixers, mic, speakers

Tom is also helpful with advice for sound recording.

Contact for inquiries about loans or reservation of any equipment.

You can find the Lending Conditions for the Equipment Store here. 


The Cleaning team is responsible for cleaning all the school's premises.

The cleaning is performed with different frequency based on the type of area and usage pattern.

Daily cleaning is done both manually as well as with the help of cleaning machines. Main cleaning and resetting of the school areas takes place during the period when the school is closed in the summer. 

Questions related to cleaning can be directed to the Service Center at


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