Kvorning masterminds Neolithic rock art exhibition in Norway

Copenhagen-based design studio Kvorning Design and Communication have created a new installation for Norway's Alta Museum, with the permanent exhibition examining a collection of rock art dating back to the Neolithic era.

Located in Alta, Finnmark, the World Heritage Rock Art Centre – also known as the Alta Museum – sits within one of five areas of rock art, which was inscribed on Unesco's World Heritage List in 1985. The area is considered to constitute the most important evidence of settlements and human activity in the far north of the world during prehistoric times.

Set over 150sq m (1,600sq ft), the Kvorning exhibition – called Evidence in Rock – features the Unesco-protected carvings and rock paintings created anywhere between 2,000 and 7,000 years ago.

The exhibition offers multiple interactive experiences, with rock carving exercises available, while visitors can also explore the history of Alta through an interactive game and generate luminescent rock carvings in the dark by lamplight. A photo booth is also included, with guests able to capture images in front of the Northern Lights, as well as use different buttons to "animate the magic of the spirit world of the past".

"With Evidence in Rock we invite the public to enjoy experiences, participation and exploration, while at the same time encouraging their curiosity and engagement," said Harriet Hagan, manager of the World Heritage Rock Art Centre.

"The exhibition provides an altogether different experience to previous ones, and visitors will learn about rock art by using both their hands and their heads. The museum has been working on the exhibition for many years, and we are extremely proud that we can now show it off to both the local population and all our visitors."

Copenhagen  Kvorning  Kvorning Design and Communication  Norway  Alta Museum  World Heritage Rock Art Centre  Unesco  Evidence in Rock  Harriet Hagan 
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Copenhagen-based design studio Kvorning Design and Communication have created a new installation for Norway's Alta Museum, with the permanent exhibition examining a collection of rock art dating back to the Neolithic era. Located in Alta, Finnmark, the World Heritage Rock Art Centre – also known as the Alta Museum – sits within one of five areas of rock art, which was inscribed on Unesco's World Heritage List in 1985. The
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