University of Bergen Library

Fine Art and Design Library

Møllendalsveien 61, the Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design

New Books in the library

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Search the University Library of Bergens Oria from the blue box above.  Or search the KHiB Oria . During summerKHiB Oria will be merged with UiB Oria. In UiB Oria we have also collected databases for art and design (choose category: Art and design). You have access to the digital resources off-campus. Students must create an UiB user account to have access off-campus.

The Library is moving and reorganizing

The information here will be updated as the process evolves.

Next semester we will be a part of UiB Oria . Here you will eventually find our books, dvd-s and journals and from here you get direct access to a large amount of e-resources if you are connected to the UiB net. 
If you work from home please log in with your UiB Feide-account via EZproxy. 
Students get Feide-id here

Between May 18th and August 21st the library is closed.

The reading room will be available until May 31, but please be prepared for some disorder and noise.
Books checked out after April 26th can be kept until August 28th. 
Books borrowed before can be kept if they have not been recalled.

On May 2nd we sent you a Borrowing Activity Report.  Please read this carefully.  In the report you will find which books are overdue and must be returned.

All overdue books must be returned immediately. Please put them in the book-case outside the library within May 31st.
Next semester there will be a charge for recalled books that are not returned. Minimum charge for a lost book will be kr 1000,-

Please contact us if you have questions.

Welcome to the new library from August 21st

Artists' books and zines

The Fine art and design library is collecting artists' books and zines that can be studied in the library

Artists' books in the library (both theory on and editions of)

Folder (PDF) | How to proceed if you have an artist book or zine to sell to the library

Artists' Books Online | "Artists' Books Online is designed to promote critical engagement with artists books and to provide access to a digital repository of metadata, scans, and commentary" 

Bergen Art Book Fair | Bergen Zines

Boekie Woekie (Amsterdam) | "Since it first was launched in the year 2000, this web site has remained basically the same. We just added to or took off it, or renewed where and when necessary" 

Book Arts at the Centre for Fine Print Research, UK | "Artists' books have emerged as an energetic contemporary artform over the last forty years" 

Book Works (London) | "Established in 1984, Book Works is an art commissioning organisation specialising in artists' books, spoken word and printed matter" 

JAB - The Journal of Artists' Books | "The Journal of Artists' Books provides a platform for both theoretical and creative expression" 

New York Art Book Fair

Printed Matter (New York) | "Printed Matter is the world''s largest non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of publications made by artists"

Electronic resources and databases

The University Library provide access to exhaustive electronic resources. The most current for Fine Art and Design can be found in  Oria (category: Art and design). 

Guidance from the University library on how to use e-booksDownload Adobe Digital Editions to read the e-books on laptop or desktop | Find the free Bluefire Reader in App / Play store if using iPad, iPhone or Android device

Image databases

ArtStor | "The Artstor Digital Library is a nonprofit resource that provides over 1.8 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research. Our community-built collections comprise contributions from outstanding international museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists' estates"  

In addition to the institutional login (automatically within the university network or by EZproxy) an individual account must be made to take advantage of all features. This is to be done by yourself in ArtStor.

Marcus is the University of Bergen's own image collection. It is one of Norways largest collections of images and archives from photographers, collectors and private donors. It consists of about 500,000 photographic images.

Find more electronic image resources at Art History at the University Library

KHiB Research fellows critical reflections

Up until Bergen Academy of Art and Design became a part of the University of Bergen, Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design, the institution offered education at doctorate level through the Norwegian Artistic Research Fellowship Programme. Particular for the fellowship programme  is that the process and production of art and design is at the core of the fellow's projects. From 2017 this work will continue at the faculty, where The Grieg Academy form the Institute of Music

Eirik Vasenden: What is critical reflection? A question concerning artistic research, genre and the exercise of making narratives about one's own work | Nina Malterud: Artistic research - necessary and challenging




Confessions of an Online Stalker [Print version, pdf] | Confessions of an Online Stalker [Screen version, pdf] (Critical reflection on a 3-year research titled Future Guides: From Information to Home)


SKYVELÆRE : Critical Reflection on Artistic Results of a Fellowship Project in Artistic Research 


LOOKING FOR PAINTING : Kritisk refleksjon over kunstnerisk utviklingsarbeid 


15.07.2006 - 21.04.1976 - 19.01.2012 : A Collection of Writings as a Critical Reflection on an Artistic Research | Videokapittel 


kontentum : återblick, omformulering, dokument 


SECOND HAND STORIES - r e f l e c t i o n s o n t h e p r o j e c t 


Identitetsdesign for geografisk avgrensa område


Sound - Space - Body : Reflections on Artistic Practice

Master theses in the library

The library has collected all physical master theses (from 1988-2005: hovedoppgaver) produced at Bergen Academy of Art and Design (that existed with various names) 1988-2016.

Master Design (2006- ) | Master Art (2006- )

Hovedoppgaver Photography (1996-2005)

Hovedoppgaver Printmaking (1988-2004)

Hovedoppgaver Ceramics (1988-2006)

Hovedoppgaver (Interior architecture and) Furniture design (1988-2004)

Hovedoppgaver Textile (1988-2005)

Hovedoppgaver Visual Communication (1998-2005)

Digital Master Theses KHiB 2016

Department of design

Bjørn Are Evjen | Maria Nordtveit | Karen Naalsund | Sunghyung Cho | Steffen Fløan Øie

Department of Fine Art

Peter Cleary | Scott Elliot | Tim Ekberg | Courtney Grant | Rhiannon Inman-Simpson : text + images | Maria Jonsson | Kim Kvello | Johanna Lettmayer | Anita Loe : one + two | Lin Wang | Terese Longva | Kobie Nel | Sora Park | Charlotte R. Piene | Tatiana Stadnichenko | Numi Thorvarsson | Yafei Qi 


Art21 | "Art21 is a celebrated global leader in presenting thought-provoking and sophisticated content about contemporary art, and the go-to place to learn first-hand from the artists of our time. A nonprofit organization, Art21’s mission is to inspire a more creative world through the works and words of contemporary artists."

Contemporary Art Daily | "A Daily Journal of International Exhibitions" ... "Contemporary Art Group is the organization that produces Contemporary Art Daily, Contemporary Art Venues and Contemporary Art Quarterly. After you've visited those projects, read our mission, learn more about our history, follow our office blog, get in touch, and if you're so inclined, support us." 

e-flux | "Established in January 1999 in New York, e-flux is an international network which reaches more than 90,000 visual art professionals on a daily basis through its website, e-mail list and special projects. Its news digest - e-flux announcements - distributes information on some of the world's most important contemporary art exhibitions, publications and symposia." 

Getty Research Institute | Union List of Artist Names® Online | Art & Architecture Thesaurus® Online | Cultural Objects Name Authority® Online | Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names® Online | "Mission Statement; The Getty Research Institute is dedicated to furthering knowledge and advancing understanding of the visual arts and their various histories through its expertise, active collecting program, public programs, institutional collaborations, exhibitions, publications, digital services, and residential scholars programs," About the Getty Research Institute

The Metropolitan Museum of Art : digitized collection (approx. 440,000 records) | Terms of use

Monoskop Log  | "Monoskop Log. Writings on arts, culture and media technology is an educational free access online resource for learners in media arts and culture, started in February 2009." 

Naxos Music Library | More than  2,3 million tracks spanning classical music, jazz, blues, popoluar music and folk music. Access for staff and students at UiB.

Open Culture | "Open Culture brings together high-quality cultural & educational media for the worldwide lifelong learning community. Web 2.0 has given us great amounts of intelligent audio and video. It’s all free. It’s all enriching. But it’s also scattered across the web, and not easy to find. Our whole mission is to centralize this content, curate it, and give you access to this high quality content whenever and wherever you want it."

TATE Live : Performance Room | "The Performance Room is a space on YouTube Live for performance art - the only place you can see art created purely for live web broadcast. You can watch previous performances here on YouTube or read more about it on Tate's website." 

Typo International Design Talks (video lectures) | Typo archive | "TYPO conference speakers are innovative designers, professors, marketing experts, scientists, artists, journalists and much more. They present and discuss diverse approaches in the fields of communication and design. TYPO inspires, offers insights and experiments, encourages the exchange of knowledge and is a creative playground for communication professionals." 

UbuWeb | "It's amazing to me that UbuWeb, after fifteen years, is still going. Run with no money, Ubu has succeeded by breaking all the rules, by going about things the wrong way. UbuWeb can be construed as the Robin Hood of the avant-garde, but instead of taking from one and giving to the other, we feel that in the end, we're giving to all." | About UbuWeb

Wiki Book sources | Search in libraries and book stores around the globe by means of ISBN numbers