Translating Tradition

The work was based on survey recordings done at at the open air museum at the Norwegian Cultural Museum (Norsk Folkemuseum). The models are meditations on the tectonic and material composition of vernacular buildings through a translation into different materials.

Norsk Folkemuseum shows how people lived in Norway from 1500 to the present through its collections from around the country. Norsk Folkemuseum is Norway’s largest museum of cultural history. The 160 buildings in the Open-Air Museum represent different regions in Norway, different time periods, as well as differences between town and country, and social classes.

The Gol Stave Church dating from 1200 is one of five medieval buildings at the museum. The contemporary history is presented through exhibitions and documentation projects. Permanent indoor exhibitions include folk art, folk costumes, toys and Sami culture. There is also a variety of temporary exhibitions and audience programs all year round.

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