Bergsveinn Thorsson

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Phone +47-22854255
Visiting address Niels Henrik Abels vei 36 P. A. Munchs hus 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1010 Blindern 0315 OSLO
Other affiliations Faculty of Humanities (Student) Department of Education (Student)

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

Project description

My PhD project is about museums and environmental issues. Museums can play an important role in times of ecological upheaval. They have the capacity to contribute to a deeper understanding of human-environment entanglements, the historical past, present situation and possible futures amid ecological uncertainties. Complexities involving mediating stories on the Anthropocene, climate change and the emergence of “anthropocenic” objects suggests that museums need to rethink common assumptions on processes of collecting, displaying and constructing objects and stories. How are museums tackling these complex issues and what can they do?

Academic interests

  • Museology and environmental issues
  • Human-environment entanglements
  • Museum temporalities
  • Anthropocene and Climate change
  • NatureCulture hybrids / Anthropocenic objects



  • MA in Museology. University of Iceland, School of Social Sciences. Graduated 2012.
  • 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.
  • Adjunct lecturer. University of Iceland. The School of Social Sciences, Museum Studies. From 2012-2015.
  • 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
  • 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.


Tags: Cultural Studies, Anthropocene, Environmental Humanities, Museums and Museology
Published June 6, 2016 2:17 PM - Last modified Nov. 22, 2017 2:28 PM