UCS – Heyerdahl Institute Lecture & Exhibition 5th Feb 2014: Erling Storm


As part of our partnership with Heyerdahl Institute in Norway, we are delighted to host the 2014 Heyerdahl Lecture and Touring Exhibition on 5th Feb 2014 at 4.30pm at the Waterfront Building, Ipswich.

Erling Storm is the president of the Norwegian Rowing Association, and an active board member of The Thor Heyerdahl Institute. He has studied at Oslo Ingeniørhøyskole (engineering college) and lives in Oslo, Norway.  He will be talking about Heyerdahl & Maritime Connections.

Heyerdahl 100

The lecture is accompanied by a touring exhibition which forms part of the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of of the birth of Thor Heyerdahl.  It has been jointly organised by the The Thor Heyerdahl Institute and the Kon-Tiki Museum, Norway.

The Director of the Heyerdahl Institute, Beate Bjorge will also give a brief introduction to the work of the Institute which endeavours to promote and continue to develop Thor Heyerdahl’s ideas and principles within the following areas:

– Interdisciplinary research
– International dialogue / multi-cultural co-operation
– Protection of the global environment

We have long-standing connections with the Heyerdahl Institute along with colleagues from Glasgow Caledonian University, and will be developing research and course links over the next year as part of the Heritage Futures developments at UCS.

We’d be delighted for you to join us for the talks, exhibition viewing and a wine reception to welcome our international guests.  Please contact Julie Barber email:julie.barber@ucs.ac.uk to register.


Author: Ian Baxter

Heritage management / historic preservation academic at Heriot-Watt University; Vice-Chair of the Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS); Trustee of The Heritage Alliance. Obsessed by administrative histories of heritage organisations, heritage signs, and the design of site guidebooks.

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