Oslo Academy of Fine Art
Kunstakademiet I Oslo (Oslo Academy of Art) was formerly Statens Kunstakademi (National Academy of Art), an autonomous art academy formed in 1909. In the mid 1990's the academy merged with the formerly independent Design, Craft, Stage Arts, and Opera academies to form the Oslo National Academy of Art, or Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo. The former Statens Kunstakademi then became the Faculty of Visual Arts within the KHiO administration organization, but it is still referred to simply as Kunstakademiet, or the Art Academy. It is one of the largest art academies in Europe. The Art Academy still has and will have semi-autonomous power of operations, its own quarters and studios as well as its own academic and admissions programs.