At the Museum
The Alta Controversy
- Opening: June 13th (in Norwegian)
- Exhibit period: 13. June – 5. September
Opening speech by Matilde Corneliussen Løvvik, board member of Natur og Ungdom.
The Alta controversy (1968-87) is the most contencious hydropower development in Norway. For 15 years activists fought for Sami and environmental interest against the project.
Were there any winners of this symbolically important case? What is civil disobedience? Which role does sivil disobedience play in a democratic society? Would you break the law for a cause?
Crime and punishment through history. Visit the old Criminal Asylum and see police, judicial and criminal history. See the executioner’s axe, famous cases from Trondheim, the first mugshots, and much more. The museum also has a unique collection from WWII, including an enigma machine.