When Bulgarian authorities were looking for an appropriate exhibition centre in April last year, initial enquiries were made to a few museums in Oslo. However, because of the short notice, it was not possible for any of these museums to house the exhibition. An enquiry was therefore sent to Bergen City Museum.
– We had to make some small adjustments to our plans in order to organise it, but we had the premises and expertise required for the exhibition. I think there might be some frustrated people in Oslo when they realise what an amazing cultural treasure is coming to Bergen this autumn, says Riise.
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An external website will be set up in connection with the exhibition, separate from the official Bergen City Museum website.
– We are doing this in order to collect articles, photographs and videos relating to the exhibition. These will also be shared in social media in order to create publicity for the exhibition, says Janicke Larsen, Head of exhibitions and public outreach at Bergen City Museum.
Larsen says the website will be kept up-to-date until the exhibition leaves Bergen.
– There are enough exciting themes to communicate in relation to the exhibition. The stories about all the amazing artefacts are impressive on their own. The website will present information about a range of exhibition-related topics up to the opening in September, says Larsen.
The exhibition can also be found on Instagram and Facebook for those who want to share their enthusiasm through pictures and text.
– Remember to use our official hashtags #legenderigull, #bryggensmuseum and #bymuseetibergen when you share pictures from the exhibition on social media, urges Larsen.