Scan Magazine | Issue 78 | July 2015

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Scan Magazine | Special Theme | Culture in Norway

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A journey through the biggest adventure in modern day Norway Experience an adventure through the history of Norwegian oil, from the very start in 1965 to becoming one of the world’s biggest oil and gas exporters today. Through inspiring and entertaining caricatures in the newly opened exhibition, visitors will be given unique insights into the social and political significance of Norwegian oil over the past 50 years. By Helene Toftner

Located in Stavanger, the oil capital of Norway, the Norwegian Petroleum Museum continues to be a window into the incredible Norwegian oil adventure. The museum is a popular spot for locals and visitors alike, and offers insights into the development of the Norwegian oil industry using interactive methods and activities. “The outdoor Geo Park is hugely popular, while adults and children alike are terribly excited when they get to dress up like oil workers out at sea without having to leave the museum,” head of exhibitions Geir Mossige Johannesen says. The museum is renowned for its innovative exhibitions, and the latest addition is

mends the permanent Petrorama. “Petrorama walks the visitor through every aspect of the industry from the 1960s up until today, where it illustrates how oil is produced and extracted; what it is used for in our daily lives; and also brings up the controversies concerning the oil industry,” Mossige Johannesen says.

the exhibition which takes you through historical political turmoil and arguments, as well as successes and the immense wealth that oil has brought about the past 50 years. The museum has chosen a somewhat unusual communication method, using the works of the famous caricature drawer Roar Hagen. “Hagen has nailed the big issues and central people with his pen, and his works provides a satirical look into the industry,” Mossige Johannesen says enthusiastically. Photo: Roar Hagen

While the exhibition is only in Norwegian, the drawings make for entertainment also for the non-speakers. However for more insights, Mossige Johannesen recom-

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