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Our exhibition presents the consequences of the Scorch earth tactics of WWII in Northern Norway implanted by the German occupying forces, deportation, the liberation of eastern Finnmark and the period of reconstruction. The majority of the people became internally displaced throughout the country experiencing a constant struggle to cover the basic needs. The story is vividly presented by reconstructed environments, film, photographs, models and soundscapes.

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New exhibition

175 landmil fra Finnmark til Eidsvoll - Kongeriket Norges grundlov 200 år


The Museum of Reconstruction for Finnmark and Northern Troms celebrates the bicentennial of the Norwegian Constitution with a mini exhibition about the history behind the constitution. The exhibition is fully translated into English.

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"Stunde Null"

stunde null

The Museum of Reconstruction for Finnmark and Northern Troms is currently showing the exhibition “Stunde Null”. The exhibition is made by Nordkapp maritime fagskole og videregående skole (High school) and is based on their cooperation with high - schools in Riga and Hamburg. The students from Norway, Latvia and Germany have interviewed people who experienced the first years after World War 2. The exhibition is made up by text and photographs from the work they have done. The exhibition ends on May 1. Admission is free.

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Miss Landmine goes arctic

Miss Landmine Cambodia

On thursday 16 September 2010 The photo exhibition "Miss Landmine Cambodia 2009" opens at The museum of Reconstruction. The artist behind the project is Morten Traavik and photographer Gorm K.Gaare. The exhibition is based on a beauty pageant where the participants are landmine amputees.The Photo - exhibition has travelled the world,stirring debates and enthusiasm since the project started in Angola in 2007.On the opening day there will be speeches by Traavik himself and the internationally acclaimed doctor of emergency medicine, Mads Gilbert. The museum hopes as many people as possible will find their way to the museum this day. Les mer...

Norwegian-Jewish History at the museum of reconstruction for finnmark and northern troms


On the 24th and 25th of February, The Museums for Coastal Heritage and Reconstruction in Finnmark hosted the historian Vibeke Kieding Banik from The University of Oslo. Banik gave a speech on Norwegian-Jewish history. The speech was the first in a number of lectures that are to be held in our museums regarding the Holocaust, and is a result of our involvement in the Comenius project TeacMem.