International Day 2019

International Day 2019

October 20th - Thor Heyerdahl International Day 2019 It is time to pay tribute to The Ocean! Featuring awards, singing and beautiful movie clips. Time to take it seriously. With research, stories and action. On October 20, the Soloist Choir, Foreign Minister, WWF...

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THE SCOLARSHIPS OF 2019

THE SCOLARSHIPS OF 2019

The winners of the Thor Heyerdahl Scholarship 2019 have been elected! It was many high quality contributions that were submitted this year and where most of the contributions went under the genre of film and animation. This led to this year's scholarship being divided...

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Seminar in Andora 2019

Seminar in Andora 2019

Seminar in Andora 2019 In connection with the friendship-city agreement that was entered a few months ago between the municipalities of Andora and Larvik, the institute and several politicians from Larvik visited Andora in Liguria on 30 May - 3 June. The program...

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Thor Heyerdahl Concert at the Italian Institute of Culture in Oslo

Thor Heyerdahl Concert at the Italian Institute of Culture in Oslo

April 10th we witnessed a fantastic concert held by the winners of the 2018 T.O.S.C.A opera competition. In cooperation with the Italian Institute of Culture in Oslo The Thor Heyerdahl Institute organised the successful event joining important friendships and beautiful music. We especially want to thank the extraordinarily skilled singers and their artistic leader Massimiliano Viapiano for letting us experience and enjoy this very enchanting evening.
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The man who made the Moai walk

The man who made the Moai walk

In collaboration with the Czech Embassy, we were fortunate to meet the engineer and archaeologist Pavel Pavel. Pavel participated on Thor Heyerdahl's second expedition to Easter Island in 1986. The aim of the expedition was to figure out how the Moai statues had...

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Larvik open to the world

Larvik open to the world

"Thor Heyerdahl and his legacy on the Czech Republic" - A lecture by expedition member to the Easer Island and the man who made the statues walk: Pavel Pavel.

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Celebration of the twinning township

Celebration of the twinning township

On Wednesday 17th of October, we had a visit from a delegation from Andora in connection with the celebration of the twinning township between Larvik, Norway and Andora, Italy (2018) in Thor Heyerdahl's childhood home. Here are the pictures.   

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A successful T.O.S.C.A Opera concert at Larvik Church!

A successful T.O.S.C.A Opera concert at Larvik Church!

Many attended the Thor Heyerdahl Concert at Larvik Church on the 17th April. In collaboration with Larvik municipality, The Thor Heyerdahl Institute presented an evening with the winners of the opera contest T.O.S.C.A 2017. The choir ‘Tjølling Sangforening’...

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A successful T.O.S.C.A Opera concert at Larvik Church!

Successfull T.O.S.C.A Opera concert in Oslo!

In collaboration with IIC, The Thor Heyerdahl Institute presented an evening with the winners of the opera contest T.O.S.C.A 2017 in Oslo on 18th April. The concert was held at the Italian Institute of Culture. The Thor Heyerdahl Institute is very pleased with the...

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A successful T.O.S.C.A Opera concert at Larvik Church!

Thor Heyerdahl Concert in Oslo!

Wednesday April 18th, 18:30. Free admission. In collaboration with IIC, The Thor Heyerdahl Institute presents an evening with the winners of the opera contest T.O.S.C.A 2017, organised in Andora, Liguria every year. This is the area where Thor Heyerdahl spent a lot of...

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A successful T.O.S.C.A Opera concert at Larvik Church!

Thor Heyerdahl Concert in Larvik kirke!

Tuesday April 17th, 18:00. Tickets kr 200,- In collaboration with Larvik municipality, Thor Heyerdahl Institute presents an evening with the winners of the opera contest T.O.S.C.A 2017, arranged in Andora, Liguria each year. This is the area where Thor Heyerdahl spent...

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

The Thor Heyerdahl Institute wishes all its friends a Happy New Year! We look back on an exciting and eventful 2017.

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Green Economy and Hydropower

Green Economy and Hydropower

Thor Heyerdahl Institute have conducted a seminar with the Italian Embassy on Green Economy and Hydropower. The seminar took place in Thor Heyerdahl's childhood home in Larvik. Picture:  Amassador Giorgio Novello, The Italian Embassy.      ...

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Welcome to an exciting new seminar in Larvik!

Welcome to an exciting new seminar in Larvik!

The Thor Heyerdahl Institute & The Italian Embassy in Norway present the seminar: Nature, hydropower, an environment-conscious economy. Key speakers: The Mayor of Larvik, The Ambassador of Italy in Norway Giorgio Novello, professor Arild Vatn from Norges miljø- og...

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The Thor Heyerdahl International Day 2016, a success!

Thor Heyerdahl International Day 2016 was a success! More than 200 students attended the conference in October, where the international acclaimed speakers Hilde Waage, Cecilie Hellestveit, Torgeir Higraff, Cecilie Mauritzen and Liv Arnesen talked about the importance...

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Heritage of the world and Unesco

In May 2011, the Thor Heyerdahl Archives were added to UNESCO's "Memory of the World" Register. Currently, this list includes 238 collections from all over the world. The Heyerdahl Archives span the years 1937 to 2002 and include his photographic collection, diaries,...

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