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Researchers from the University Museum of Bergen have gathered and published information about the bubble shell in Species Online.
Spring is in the air- many spring flowers are in full bloom in the Botanical Garden at Milde.
That trees like spruce and hemlock are uprooted in the Arboretum is not that important, but it is much worse when the storm takes a big bite out of the valuable collection of robles (Nothofagus). The valley of robles is now a shadow of its former self.
Is it OK that Facebook and Google know all about you? Are social media arenas for a sense of community or for bullying? Are children rightless in Norway today? The various questions in the Constitution Exhibition spark debate and are a teaching resource.
In a newly published paper, Steffen Roth and colleagues are summarizing the current knowledge about the most recently discovered insect order Mantophasmatodea.
The season in the Alpine Garden is long and varied, from the first spring bulbs in late winter to the last flowering in late autumn. But especially now, in the early part of the summer, there is always something worth seeing, particularly when the new perennials have been planted out and the collections are complete.
The University Museum’s collection of runes is rich. Inscription of runes are found on weapons, tools, jewellery, combs, gold bracteates and amulets. In the Nordic countries and England, runes have also been found on memorial stone monuments. In Norway, runes from later periods are also found in stave churches.
With the exhibition "We 1814 – 2014" the general public is invited to the Museum to debate constitutional values like welfare, equal rights, democracy, and other key values that we hold in high regard and that we gradually have taken for granted. But should we?
Colonisation – what is it really? Researchers have been working on this concept for a long time, and the Museum will now, in our own way, shed light on some of the aspects around it in this new exhibition..
En work-shop i fylogenetisk biogeografi var til stor inspirasjon for forskere og doktorstudenter.
A museum work-shop in phylogenetic biogeography was a great inspiration for researchers and Ph.D. students.
On Wednesday night 15 January the University Museum presents a first performance of the film «Tama Gaun – the copper village». The film will be shown in the exhibition « Behind the screen». There’s now only a few days left to visit this exhibition, up to and including 19 January, which presents anthropologists who work with film.
The rehabilitation of Norway’s oldest museum building and the University Museum’s Natural History Collections has now started. Once the rehabilitation of the building has been completed, the new exhibitions will be ready too. Read more about the exhibition plans.
Twelve specialists on bristle worms were assembled in the lab of the Invertebrate collections to do identification work.
Welcome to an exhibition in Blondehuset about the botany of Christmas. Here, the plants – the botany are the centre of attention.
It may be challenging to get an idea of the lie of the land along walking paths and trails far into the woods of the Arboretum. But from now on it will be a lot easier – new signs will make it more attractive for visitors to go for a woodland walk and find their way back again.
There are still a lot of unanswered questions about molluscs. New results published in the recognised scientific journal «Current Biology» reveal that in the marine mollusc Wirenia argentea – a worm-like mollusc that lives on the sea floor – the musculature in the larvae is more complex than that in the adult animals. This points to a complex mollusc ancestor.
On Sunday you are invited to an exciting experience at the University Museum. We go back to the year 1626, to the little village Litladal in Western Norway.

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