In 1904, several sea chests filled with treasures arrived in Kristiania from Siam, today’s Thailand. Captain Theodor Ring had collected 250 pieces of colourful Bencharong porcelain, during his service in the Siamese navy. Now he wanted to give his collection to two museums in Oslo.
The Exhibition: For the Love of Freedom is University of Oslo`s main venue on the occasion of the bicentennial of the Norwegian Constitution.
Photo-artist Lill-Ann Chepstow-Lusty and Professor Svein Harald Gullbekk were given a cartè-blanchè to curate an exhibition examining and prying into the heart of freedom, as seen in the crosslight of art and science.
This exhibition explores the relation between fashion, luxury, craft, wealth, consumption and poverty in India.
Between 1890 and 1910 the Norwegian explorer Carl Lumholtz spent 6 years and 8 months of his life travelling in Mexico – in the Sierra Madre Mountains and the Sonora Desert, to learn more about the indigenous peoples living there.