Category: UNESCO


Alta Museum

Kvorning has masterminded the World Heritage Rock Art Centre – Alta Museum’s 150 sq.m exhibition, Traces in Stone, about Alta’s world heritage, rock art, which opened in Norway. A modern, interactive exhibition about the rock art of Alta including UNESCO-protected rock carvings and rock paintings made approximately 7,000 to 2,000 years ago. Alta has Northern Europe’s largest occurrence of rock art from the hunter-gatherer society. It constitutes the most important evidence of settlements and human activity so far north during prehistoric times. And as a result it was added to UNESCO’s world heritage list in 1985.

The permanent exhibition offers plenty of interaction and entertainment for everyone. Here, for example, visitors young and old can sculpt out a rock carving, go exploring in the history of Alta in the Landscape Game and generate luminescent rock carvings in the dark by lamplight. Trace in Stone offers experiences and activities that will wow, inform, generate debate and provide food for thought. The exhibition also includes a selfie booth with Northern Lights, buttons and infographics that conjure up and animate the magic of the spirit world of the past.

“With Trace in Stone we invite the public to enjoy experiences, participation and exploration, while at the same time encouraging their curiosity and engagement. The exhibition provides an altogether different experience to previous exhibitions, 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,” states Harriet Hagan, Manager of the World Heritage Rock Art Centre at Alta Museum.