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If you are passing through Lærdal and Bjørkum during summer, you’re travelling on truly unique historic grounds. New information boards in English and Norwegian provide information about, among other things, an extensive craft production that took place here during the Viking Age.
We welcome all visitors to the University Museum this summer! The Museum is open every day, except Mondays, from 10.00 (Sat/Sun: 11.00) to 16.00. Please note that The Natural History Collections (Muséplass 3) will be closed on 14 August on the occasion of the opening of the new academic year.
In the June issue of the prestigious scientific journal Systematic Biology, Steffen Roth of the University Museum of Bergen and German research collaborators have jointly published a new study of insect systematics based on neurohormones.
The University Museum has extended opening times during the summer months. From 1 June to 1 September the two museum buildings are open Tuesday to Friday, from 10.00 to 16.00, and from 11.00 to 16.00 at weekends.
Did you know why they mummified people in ancient Egypt? Did you know that ancient Egyptians also mummified cats, crocodiles, bread, and even fish?
How long has fish existed here on earth? Where do flounders live? What is the biggest fish and what is the smallest fish?
Nine hundred years have passed since Munkeliv Monastery was founded as the first of a total of seven in Bergen. The monasteries were internationally oriented. They contributed to the development of the city and gave Bergen a cosmopolitan character that it has retained up to the present time.
This is the theme that researcher Hilde Inntjore addresses in her lecture, which is the first one out in this spring’s series related to the Museum’s exhibition Fragments of the Past.
On Wednesday evening 29th February, the University Museum of Bergen has organised a jam-packed programme in both Museum buildings: "Night at the Museum" and a Lecture on soul-saving gifts in the Middle Ages. There will be something to suit audiences of all ages.
The University Museum, both The Natural and Cultural Collections, will be closed on Friday 24th February.
The Director of the University Museum of Bergen, Christoffer Schander has died after a short period of illness. He was only 51 years old when he died.
An international group of mollusc specialists recently teamed up to survey Brazilian coasts for sea slugs. They were also able to observe spectacular zoological "by-catch".
People living in Bergen in the Middle Ages loved entertainment and good literature, and a glass or two. At the same time the church warned of judgment day after death. By setting out on a pilgrimage, one could make up for one’s sins and see the world.
Professor Haakon Fossen at the Department of Earth Science and the University Museum of Bergen, UiB has been presented with the award “Nordic Geoscientist Award 2012".
The internationally-oriented research community at Bergens Museum in the 1880s gave him an opportunity to get in touch with international contacts within biology and zoology. The milieu at home and his contacts abroad inspired Nansen to produce specialist results.
It is almost unbelievable that the Christmas rose can grow and flower in the middle of the dark period of the year with just a few plus degree temperatures.

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