The Museum Project

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  • The University museum has NOK 600 million in renovation funds.
  • The south wing will get a new grand assambly hall.
  • The main building will look more like it originally did
  • The north wing will contain several exhibitons and top moderne communication technology. 

The Museum projects vision

The monumental museum building will stand out as the University of Bergen’s foremost institutional symbol and will provide an important meeting place for culture, science communication and representation purposes, for the university and for the city. The renovation highlights the antiquarian qualities and historical importance of the museum building and emphasizes the unique role that the museum plays in Bergen, Western Norway and the entire country, whilst at the same time acting as a bridge between new knowledge and the activities of a modern museum.

Rektor Sigmund Grønmo foran Universitetsmuseet

Fresh funds for assembly hall

Norway’s revised national budget includes funding for the new assembly hall at the University of Bergen. – This is an historic day for all of Western Norway, says Rector Sigmund Grønmo.

Navnetrekk for Museumsprosjektet

Part of the project:

Universitetet i Bergen owns the museum.

Statsbygg is the main contractor.

Sweco Norge AS is responsible for the project coordination of the rehabilitation.

B+B Arkitekter AS is responsible for for interior design.

Helge Schjelderup AS contributes with expert advises regarding restauration projects.