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Research and Collections

Strategy

The MCH conducts innovative high quality research in close interaction with the management of culture, heritage and public outreach.

Research groups

The Museum of Cultural History has presently seven cross-disciplinary research groups working on subjects within the three areas of the research strategy of the museum. The research groups are connected to international networks, are arranging six open seminars each year and take part in the Research Day at the Museum of Cultural History. 

Collections

The MCH possesses the largest archaeological and ethnographic collections in Norway, including finds from prehistoric times to the reformation, and with ethnographic and numismatic objects from all parts of the world until modern times. The collections of the museum include the Viking ships, ecclesiastical art from the Middle Ages, The Coin Cabinet, an Egyptian collection and a collection of objects from Classical Antiquity.

 

Research projects

The research projects at the MCH explore topics within the three areas of the research strategy of the museum. The projects are connected with one or more of the researcher groups.

MCH Research blog

Fellowships

The MCH has eight positions for PhD research fellows and every year two open positions within the three areas of the research strategy of the museum are announced, while two of the positions always are earmarked for other research requirements that may occur at the museum. 

The Red Room

In The Red Room, researcher groups and project groups can gather in order to work focused together during time that is ear-marked for their work.