There is a great research potential in the collections of the MCH. Archaeological finds from Norway and collected anthropological materials from all over the world contribute continuously to the growth of the collections and constitute a base for new a presentation of the problem that will be explored.
Photo: Museum of Cultural History, UiO / Lill-Ann Chepstow-Lusty
The largest collections of the MCH are The collection of Norwegian antiquities, The ethnographic collection and The Coin cabinet. The collection of Norwegian antiquities includes archaeological material from the Stone Age to the reformation, including the Viking ship collection and the collection of medieval ecclesiastical art. The ethnographic collection has objects from all continents, from different historical periods until today. The Coin cabinet administers the largest numismatic collection in the country, with coins from Classical Antiquity to those most recently coined in Norway. The minor collections of the KHM consist of the Collection of classical antiquities, the Egyptian collection and the Runic archive, which all include unique objects.