Using digital technology as a mode of experimental display. Thoughts on an exhibition on stave church portals

Jason Falkenburg


This article reflects on the digital exhibitionary approaches that were

explored as part of the exhibition Looking Through Portals held at the Cultural

History Museum in Oslo in 2018. The exhibition experimented with new ways of

displaying, representing and experiencing stave church portals. I discuss two of

the exhibition’s installations that used digital technologies – a video display and a

3D print. These point to how powers of suggestion in museum displays can bring

visitors to experience heritage in new ways.


Stave church portals, display, digital installations, heritage, suggestion, experience.

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