The museum exhibition ARV which was first on display in Tromsø at the Arctic University Museum of Norway in 2018 has been on the road ever since. Its most recent venue is in Alta at the campus of UiT The Arctic University of Norway where it was opened on the 23rd of September. ARV sheds light on the complex, involuntary material legacies that we normally do not think of as our common heritage.  The exhibition is based on archaeological fieldwork in Arctic/ Northern Atlantic areas conducted by Bjørnar Olsen and Þóra Pétursdóttir and displays material from drift beaches and abandoned factories in Iceland, empty research stations on the Kola Peninsula and decaying boarding schools in Northern Norway. The exhibition is the result of a collaborative effort between archaeologists and artist and architect Joar Nango who was in charge of the exhibition design. More information and images from the grand opening night in Alta can be found on the Facebook pages of UiT Alta

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