The gallery was founded due to an endowment from Edith Russ, a secondary school teacher in Oldenburg. It does not have a permanent collection but presents temporary exhibitions and associated events. The building is close to the Peter-Friedrich-Ludwig-Hospital, a cultural centre and former hospital, located to the southwest.
- "Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst". oldenburg.de (in German). Germany. Retrieved 13 September 2015.