The Gunnerus Library has many exciting events that are open to all:
- courses in genealogy and local history
We often work together with the academic community for these events. You are welcome to contact us if you have an idea for an exhibition, a seminar, or similar.
Events are announced on our website, on Facebook, and in the local press.
Below you will find online exhibition made by, or in cooperation with Gunnerus Library.
Henrik Mathiesen (1847-1927) was a famous a respected local historian and illustrator in Trøndelag. He counts as Trøndelags first town historian and he wrote the first historical presentation about Trondheim in the Middle Ages. The online exhibition shows illustrations and documents from his rich archive. Henrik Mathiesen online exhibition
In 2016, Norway's first flora book, Flora Norvegica, celebrates 250 years. The first part of the flora book was published by bishop Johan Ernst Gunnerus in 1766. The latter part was published posthumously in 1774. The plant descriptions include information on where and when they were found, their dialect names and the way the plants can be used. Flora Norvegica online exhibition
A glimpse into the NTNU photo collection
NTNU University Library has collected images from over a hundred years, and the collection has now grown to about a million photographs and negatives. There are also other exciting historical material, and the image collection is a rich source of both human history, local history and the history of photography. NTNU photo collection online exhibition
The old Assyrian ruin cities Ninive and Nimrud were damaged during the act of war in 2014 and 2015. The Englishman Austen Henry Layard excavated the two cities in the 1840’s. Layard’s books about the excavations became very popular. Gunnerus Library has the first edition of them. These two books became an important documentation of a cultural heritage which is now gone. Lost forever online exhibition