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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.
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.

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