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Trapped a workshop

In connection to the annual Forskningsdagene, anthropologist Geoffrey Gowlland, invites you to join in a workshop, based on his project exploring what animal traps in the museum`s collection may tell us about human ingenuity and the way we relate to other species.

Fishing trap from Yap, an island in the Pacific Ocean. Added to the museum`s collection in 1918

Photo: KHM

Thinking Through Traps

As part of the event, Professor Gunnar H. Gundersen from Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus/Oslo University College will present his fascinating research into the design of mousetraps, using items in his collection of hundreds of mousetraps from around the world.

The workshop is connected to an exhibition experiment project on traps that will open on

26. October in the museum.



13:00 - 13:30 introduction by Geoffrey Gowlland

13:30 - 14:30 talk by Prof. Gunnar H. Gundersen

14:30 - 15:30 discussions around traps from the museum's ethnographic collections, with opportunities to study the artefacts up close, (with care!) 

Please note that Prof. Gunnar's talk will be in Norwegian.

Published Sep. 13, 2017 3:01 PM - Last modified Oct. 11, 2018 10:25 AM