University Museum of Bergen

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The University Museum is open on Maundy Thursday 28 March from 11.00 to 16.00. On the remaining Easter holidays, Good Friday, Easter Eve, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, the Museum will be closed.
Did you know that the University Museum now boils carcasses of animals collected from all over Norway in a new state-of-the-art boiler room? The skeletal material is then incorporated into the Museum’s unique osteological collections, which is a part of the new zoological storage facilities in the Natural Science Building.
What was life like in the Stone Age, what did people eat, and what tools did they use? What did the ancient Egyptians think about life after death?
Every winter some of the trees are cut down to make room for new plantings both in the Arboretum and in the Botanical Garden. This wood is for sale and can be collected at the Arboretum.
At Easter, the opening of the café kicks off the summer season at the Arboretum and Botanical Garden.
Have you ever seen the skeletons in the Whale Hall shining out of the dark? Ever wondered what the Museum might look like when the lights are turned off? On Wednesday evening, we welcome you to this year’s «Night at the Museum» in the Natural History Collections. Keep in mind that during the winter school holiday you can also visit the daytime events, the medal workshop and Doctor Proctor, at the... Read more
The winter school holiday at the Museum next week offers an exciting programme including a medal workshop and the popular “Doctor Proctor Exhibition” in the Cultural History Collections, and at the Natural History Collections, in the evening of Wednesday 27 February, the scene is once again set for a “Night at the Museum”.
Street lights influence the length of the activity period of passerine birds in winter. A study carried out in Bergen by Ingvar Byrkjedal, Terje Lislevand, and Stefanie Vogler shows a significant nocturnal activity in European Robin, Common Blackbird, Eurasian Wren, and also, to a certain extent, night-time activity in Blue Tits and Great Tits.
On Friday 8 February you can meet the fabulous animals of Doctor Proctor’s universe based on Jo Nesbø’s books. This is the opening day of the exhibition "Doctor Proctor’s Sensational Collection of Animals You Wish Didn’t Exist. In connection with the opening weekend event, you can hunt for and even create your own version of the scary animal "The Fright of the Museum".
The University Board has appointed Henrik von Achen as new Director for the University Museum of Bergen from 1 January 2013 and the next four years. He has served as Acting Director of the Museum since 1 March 2012.
Lanterns are important elements of Japanese gardens and their use originate from an old tradition that came to Japan from China and Korea. This last week, we have organised walking events to take a closer look at each of them.
Thanks to gifts from both ship’s captains and other long-distance travellers in the past, you can now find examples of animal life on Madagascar at the University Museum. Zoologists from the Museum have now been to the island once more and they found additional animal species – in line with old traditions, but with a new approach.
The Portuguese edition of Professor Haakon Fossen’s textbook «Structural Geology" was recently released in Santos, Brazil, South America.
The University Museum, The Cultural History Collections and The Natural History Collections will both be closed to the public on Friday 2 November
The University Museum, the Cultural History Collections and the Natural History Collections will both close at 13.00 on Friday 5 October.
The Ausevik rock art site in Sunnfjord, the second largest in Western Norway, is located on phyllite, a type of rock which presents challenges as regards disintegration and dissolution.
How to manage the vulnerable ecosystems of the world’s oceans at a time when the industrialisation and exploitation of resources go further and deeper?
Agriculture is usually regarded as a unique human feature, and one that is contingent on social structures. But there are also insects that are dedicated farmers who rely on cultivated fungi - a great evolutionary success under warm and moist conditions.