"Photos of old Shanghai"

from my Grandfather’s Albums

My grandfather was born in Oslo, Norway, in 1893. In 1920, he moved to Shanghai where he lived and ran his own business (Jensen & Co. Scandinavian Stores) until 1938. My grandmother was also born in Oslo. She married my grandfather in 1928, moved to Shanghai and together, they had three children. She was carrying their third child when she returned to Oslo in 1931. And so that’s how my mother came to be born in Oslo. She saw her father for the first time on his return to Norway when she was nearly five years old. Following the Japanese attack in 1938, where large parts of the city as well as his business were destroyed, he left China forever.

Further background information about the exibition:
Info"Photos of Old Shanghai" - english -
Info "Min morfars fotoalbum fra det gamle Shanghai - norsk -

Grand opening: Wednesday 12th June 2013 at 6 pm.

The exhibition is open at:

Monday 9:00 – 11:00,
Tuesday 14:15 – 15:45,
Wednesday 19.6., 26.6., 3.7. and 10.7.2013 at 16:00 – 18:00.