Norway s first real art collection was established in Bergen in 1825. It formed the basis for the University of Bergen s unique cultural and natural history collections, which gradually moved from various temporary premises to purpose-built museum buildings.
The book traces the history of the art and architecture on and around the Bergen University campus, from the church art to the buildings and their artworks, and street art.
Henrik von Achen, professor of art history and art director at the University Museum of Bergen, writes about the history of the church art collection.
Eva Røyrane, author of Arkitekturguide Bergen (a guide to the architecture of Bergen), gives the history of the principal university buildings.
Siri Meyer, professor of art history at the University of Bergen, writes about the art decorating the university buildings.
Walter Wehus, author of Street Art Bergen, writes about street art in and around the university.