Old knitting from the past for inspiration – an exhibition of patterns and techniques from Bergen Museum’s collection of jackets, sweaters, caps, mittens and stockings.
The first Russian icons came to Bergen Museum as early as around 1830, but not until 1993 an actual collection materialised
The exhibition presents various glass from Bergen Museum’s collections: jars, cups, wine glasses, Roemer glasses, goblets, and oddities from the Middle Ages to the start of the 1800s.
Bergen Museum has a large collection of home furnishings and arts and crafts from the Old Norwegian, rural community. Also folk costumes are on display
Right from the start of Bergens Museum’s foundation in 1825, the church art of the Middle Ages in Norway was at the centre of the museum’s immediate attention.
The exhibition’s main focus is on the important years from 1851 to 1857, when the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen worked as a resident dramatist and a stage director of Det Norske Theater (The Norwegian Theatre) in Bergen.
Bergens Museum was founded in 1825 on the initiative of Wilhelm Frimann Koren Christie (1778-1849), President of the Norwegian Parliament and county governor of Hordaland, county court judge, and customs inspector in Bergen.