Tag: permanent exhibition

13
Jun
2018

‘Evidence in Rock’ now open in Alta in Norway

Kvorning Design & Communication has masterminded the World Heritage Rock Art Centre – Alta Museum’s new 150 sq.m permanent exhibition, ‘Evidence in Rock’, about Alta’s world heritage, rock art, which has opened in Alta in Finnmark county, Norway.

A modern, interactive exhibition about the rock art of Alta, which includes UNESCO-protected rock carvings and rock paintings made approximately 7,000 to 2,000 years ago. Alta has Northern Europe’s largest occurrence of rock art from the hunter-gatherer society. It constitutes the most important evidence of settlements and human activity so far north during prehistoric times. And as a result it was added to UNESCO’s world heritage list as early as 1985.

The exhibition offers plenty of interaction and entertainment for everyone. Here, for example, visitors young and old can sculpt out a rock carving, go exploring in the history of Alta in the ’Landscape Game’ and generate luminescent rock carvings in the dark by lamplight. ‘Evidence in Rock’ offers experiences and activities that will wow, inform, generate debate and provide food for thought. The exhibition also includes a selfie booth with Northern Lights, buttons and infographics that conjure up and animate the magic of the spirit world of the past.

Harriet Hagan, Manager of the World Heritage Rock Art Centre at Alta Museum, states:

“With ‘Evidence in Rock’ we invite the public to enjoy experiences, participation and exploration, while at the same time encouraging their curiosity and engagement. The exhibition provides an altogether different experience to previous exhibitions, and visitors will learn about rock art by using both their hands and their heads. The museum has been working on the exhibition for many years, and we are extremely proud that we can now show it off to both the local population and all our visitors.”

The exhibition was won as part of an international competition.

03
Nov
2017

Kvorning wins contract with Norwegian Alta Museum

Kvorning Design & Communication lands a contract with the World Heritage Rock Art Centre – Alta Museum IKS in Alta, Norway for a permanent exhibition about the rock art of Alta named ’Evidence in rock’.

Alta has the biggest known collection of rock carvings dating back to the hunter-gatherer society. The rock art includes both rock carvings and rock paintings crafted 7,000 to 2,000 years ago. The carvings are the primary evidences of settlements and human activities this far North during prehistoric time. Due to this fact, the rock art of Alta was listed as a cultural heritage on UNESCO’s world heritage list in 1985.

’Evidence in rock’ offers lots of interaction and entertainment for the entire family. The 150 m2 exhibition will open during the summer of 2018.