Bergsveinn Thorsson

Bilde av Bergsveinn Thorsson
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Besøksadresse Niels Henrik Abels vei 36 P. A. Munchs hus 0371 OSLO
Postadresse Postboks 1010 Blindern 0315 OSLO
Andre tilknytninger Det humanistiske fakultet

PhD Research fellow in the project Geological times: Geology and New Regimes of Historicity 

Academic interests

  • Museums and Museology
  • Exhibitions and Museum Education
  • Cultural and Natural Heritage
  • Time and Temporalities
  • Anthropocene, Chthulucene and The Capitalocene



  • MA in Museology. University of Iceland, School of Social Sciences. Graduated 2012.
    • MA-thesis was on the history of The Living Art Museum in Reykjavík, where I proposed a theoretical framework of museums as authors, where the creative aspects of museum work is emphasised.
  • Diploma in Pedagogy. University of Iceland. School of Education.Incl. teacher’s certificate. Graduated 2009.
  • BA in Art History. University of Iceland. School of Humanities. Graduated 2008.

Other Experience

  • Manager of Museum Education. Reykjavik City Museum. Full-time employment from 2011-2016.
    • Responsible for the museum education on five different museums/locations belonging to Reykjavik City Museum. Part of my work also involves organizing events and Exhibitions.
  • Adjunct lecturer. University of Iceland. The School of Social Sciences, Museum Studies. From 2012-2015.
    • Taught the course Writer’s houses as museums in the graduate program of Museum Studies. Have also taught an introductory course to Museum Studies at an undergraduate Level.
  • Chairman of the Board of Icelandic Museum's Association (FÍSOS). From 2013-2016.
  • Teaching a seminar on Museum Education in Hrafnseyri, West-Iceland. From 2010-2013
    • Was one of three teachers and organisers of a seminar on Museum Education, intended both for museum workers and teachers. A Three-day seminar held three consecutive years.
  • Teacher in Comprehensive secondary School, Borgarholtsskóli, Reykjavík, Iceland. From 2009-2011.
  • Various projects and work for Reykjavík Art Museum and National Gallery of Iceland. From 2008-2011.


Emneord: Museums and Museology, Cultural Studies, Cultural heritage, Anthropocene


Thorsson, Bergsveinn. (2013). A Space of Many Dimensions: Reading the Museum as an Author. Archive on the Run: The Living Art Museum´s narrative of self empowerment, The Living Art Museum: Reykjavík. p. 182-193.

Publisert 6. juni 2016 14:16 - Sist endret 5. mai 2017 10:17