Celebrating Norway's Olympic history and sports heritage
Mather & Co was brought onto the project with eight months to go and developed a new exhibition concept that would be delivered in time for the 2016 Lillehammer Youth Olympic Games. The museum was moved from its current position in the former Olympic venue Håkons Hall to the Maihaugen museum complex. It looks at the rich history of winter sport in Norway, a country that has inspired and developed winter sport worldwide.
Visitors journey from the origins of the Olympic Games in Ancient Greece to the birth of the Modern Games, and highlight the greatest Norwegian Olympic moments of all time. Dominating the main exhibition space is a ski jump emerging from underneath the northern lights inspired by the Lysgårdsbakken ski jump arena that formed a central part of the 1994 Lillehammer celebrations and the focus of the 2016 Youth Olympic Games Opening Ceremony. The museum opened to much acclaim by Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway in February 2016.
Norges Olympiske Museum
— Jørgen Damskau, Project Manager for Norges Olympiske MuseumMather & Co. are at the cutting edge of their industry, constantly creating exciting and innovative installations that truly capture the minds and hearts of visitors. We were delighted to have them involved in the project and here to celebrate its success at the official launch.