16 January 2023
SKREI’s exhibition group visited the capital last week to find inspiration for their work on the exhibitions in Otolith.
If you want to experience a rich variety of cultural experiences, you don’t have to travel further than Oslo. The exhibition group of SKREI consisting of Museum Nord and Expology met in the capital to visit new and more established museums that have renewed their exhibitions over the past few years.
The visit was made to museums that have particularly relevant exhibitions for SKREI, but also facilities that show new dissemination methods and exhibition techniques.
Climate, geology and wildlife
The Natural History Museum at Tøyen offers many exciting experiences after a long upgrade of buildings and exhibitions. Zoologist Petter Bøckmann and project manager Marianne Strøm gave a thorough and entertaining tour of their newly opened museum.
At the Climate House, department head Brita Slettemark talked about the concept, and showed their way of communicating research to a younger target group.
National treasures in a new guise
If you visit Oslo today, it is almost mandatory to visit the new National Museum. A highlight was the exhibition Laure Prouvost: Above Front Tears Oui Float.
At the Historical Museum, the group got to experience older object-based exhibits and the newer exhibits Collapse — the people in an unpredictable world and Control — attempts to tame the world.
The study tour ended at the Norwegian Maritime Museum with the exhibition At Sea! and the boat hall. Elisabeth S. Koren talks about the exhibition At Sea! from 2014, which spans a thousand years and is structured around objects and stories from individuals.
The boat hall has been restored and newly installed, and houses traditional boats and exhibitions about the interaction between man and the sea.