President gets acquainted with historical and cultural items of Mongolia in Norway

2020-01-29 14:28:55

President of Mongolia Kh.Battulga visited the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History in Oslo, Norway, becoming acquainted with items and historic facts related to history and culture of Mongolia.  

The museum displayed artifacts related to Mongolia from private collection of Norwegian traveler Oscar Mamen. He traveled to Mongolia in 1912 and took photos showing history and culture of Mongolians of that time. Around 5000 photos and videos  taken by him including photographs related to Mongolians, were found from a town in Oslo city in 2016.  Rector of the University of Oslo Svein Stolen and Director of the Museum of Cultural History Olav Aaraas highlighted that these historic photographs and facts related to Mongolia are not only great leverage of cultural relations also become foundation for further study.


A total of 34 photographs and 20 items have been displayed at the exhibition and these items will be sent to Mongolia within this year to expand research works. In conjunction with it, President of Mongolia Kh.Battulga presented a certificate to study and make research in Mongolia with scholarship named after the President of Mongolia to citizen of Norway Maria Kartveit, who conducts research in directions of Mongolian studies.

In addition, citizen of the Kingdom of Norway and member of International Association for Mongol Studies Ms. Maria Magdolna Tatar has been awarded with the high state award of Mongolia - the Order of the Polar Star, in recognition of her valuable contribution for promoting Mongolian studies in the world.