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Deep below in a cave in the Velebit mountains of Southern Croatia researchers from the University Museum of Bergen have together with colleagues from Croatia and Germany found the world's only blind flying cave insect.
In theory, the genetic consequences of habitat fragmentation can be dramatic in animals. Decrease of habitat patch size and increase of patch isolation of local population might lead to smaller populations and more isolation. Such fragmented populations are expected to have less gene flow (i.e. sexual contact among different populations) and more genetic drift (i.e. the change in the frequency of... Read more
During a fishing trip in 2012, Gøran Olsen discovered something between stones at Haukeli. The find is now at the University Museum, and appeared to be a single-edged Viking sword with an estimated date in the first half of the Viking Age (c.800-950). Watch the video story of the remarkable find.
From the greenstone quarry on the island Hespriholmen, 5 km west of Bømlo, greenstone for adze production has been extracted for at least 6000 years. Now this is being documented by photogrammetry, GIS and film.
On Friday 5 June, the theatre exhibition «On stage – off stage - back stage» opens at the Historical Museum. The exhibition shows stage design models, costumes, props, theatre playbills and photographs taken from different theatrical productions.
The Natural History Museum building must now remain closed indefinitely as the Norwegian government did not provide funding for the completion of the Museum Project in the Revised Fiscal Budget for 2015.
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.