Ulv! Ulv! // NTNU University Museum // December 4
Wolf, wolf! How loud is your howl? And who will decide if you endure?
NTNU Vitenskapsmuseet (NTNU University Museum) invites you to learn and share your voice at the highly anticipated 'Ulv! Ulv!’ - an exhibition on the Norwegian-Swedish wolf.
How many sayings or phrases can you think of that include or allude to the word ‘wolf’? The boy who cried wolf, a lone wolf, part of the pack, the big bad wolf, The Wolf of Wall Street, to name only a few! How does this portrayal in popular culture affect our perception of this elusive creature?
If you have been paying attention to news in Norway for the last few years, you know about the hot-button Norwegian-Swedish wolf debate. Some view wolves as a threat to their livelihood, others see them as victims of a political game. But really, how much information is available that isn’t filtered through personal bias?
We finally have the opportunity to engage with this information from a science-based, neutral approach. On December 4, NTNU Vitenskapsmuseet will present a special exhibition on the Norwegian-Swedish wolf. The exhibition Ulv! Ulv! is presented in parallel to a research report that was three years in the making.
In 2016, the Norwegian parliament asked for an independent study to be conducted on the genetic and geographic origins of the Norwegian-Swedish wolf, as well as the relationship between wolves and dogs. The study was conducted between NTNU Vitenskapsmuseet and the University of Copenhagen. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be a biologist to understand or enjoy the exhibit! It promises to be interesting for families as well as the socially engaged citizen.
Have you ever wondered about the genetic similarity between wolves and dogs? Have you considered what popular information could actually be false? How did the Vikings perceive of and engage with wolves? What are the statistics around the impact of wolves? How did the wolf become humankind’s best friend?
Ulv! Ulv! invites you to engage with the information presented, to learn new facts. Join us at NTNU University Museum to be a part of understanding this species of wild animal. Be part of the discussion surrounding their fate and share your opinion!
Tickets are between 67-120 NOK. Free for children under 6.
Cover photo: Kjetil Kolbjornsrud