"Texts & Things" conference at Norsk Teknisk Museum

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All are welcome to this two-day conference on exhibitions-as-research next month at Norsk Teknisk Museum in Oslo, Norway, which includes talks by Ken Arnold, Bernadette Lynch, and Gilly Carr, among others  – registration closes 26 January – see below for details.

Phil Loring
Konservator i medisinhistorie / Curator of the history of medicine
Norsk Teknisk Museum
Kjelsåsveien 143
0491 Oslo, Norway
(+47) 99 11 33 66


Welcome to the conference Texts and Things at the Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology, February 16th–17th 2017. 

The exhibition Grossraum − Organisation Todt and Forced Labour in Norway 1940−45 opens at the Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology on February 16th 2017. The exhibition results from an amalgamation of extensive scholarly research and experimental exhibition making.

In partnership with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), the Museum wishes to use this occasion to invite scholars from different fields and backgrounds to discuss novel ways of integrating research, exhibition making, and outreach activities.

The first day of the conference will discuss the connection between academic research and museum exhibitions, while the second day will focus on the two projects underlying the conference, the research project on Organisation Todt and forced labour in Norway, and The thing’s method-project.

At the 16th, the conference will be combined with the exhibition opening and an arrangement called "SENT", which is a late night event at the museum with different scenes, talks and arrangements for our adult visitors.

For registration – follow this link: https://goo.gl/forms/FI0WREFO0VKiyzDR2

For full program – follow this link: http://tingenesmetode.no/conference-program

Registration closes January 26th 2017.

Conference fee: NOK 900,-
The conference fee covers lunch both days, dinner on the 16th, and entrance ticket to the late night event SENT February 16th.
We have a limited number of free tickets for students.