A MULTI-media exhibition looking at historic Norwegian law is set to open at the Shetland Museum and Archives on Thursday.
The exhibition, called Miserabiles Personae, will explore King Magnus Lawmender’s new law of the land of 1274, and its effect on children and the poor.
The display, which will run at Da Gadderie from 2.30pm on Thursday until 18 November, is being hosted in collaboration with the Norwegian Code of 1274 Project at the University of Bergen and the Norwegian Children’s Museum at Stavanger.
It will feature film and audio, models of people and reproductions of documents from the period.
A seminar about the 1274 law code, led by Professor Jørn Sunde of the University of Bergen, will also be held at the museum on Thursday at 11.00am.
He will also hold a lecture on the same day at the Tingwall Kirk at 7pm entitled The Four Daughters of God in the Law Code of 1274 and their role in local court practice.
The exhibition and events are free entry.
Archivist Brian Smith said: ‘We are delighted to welcome this exhibition after a long period of planning with our colleagues in Norway.
“I am certain that Shetlanders will be fascinated by the account of a legal system which held sway in the islands for 350 years.”
Become a supporter of Shetland News
Shetland News is asking its many readers to consider start paying for their dose of the latest local news delivered straight to their PC, tablet or mobile phone.
Journalism comes at a price and because that price is not being paid in today’s rapidly changing media world, most publishers - national and local - struggle financially despite very healthy audience figures.
Most online publishers have started charging for access to their websites, others have chosen a different route. Shetland News currently has over 440 supporters who are all making small voluntary financial contributions. All funds go towards covering our cost and improving the service further.
Your contribution will ensure Shetland News can: -
- Bring you the headlines as they happen;
- Stay editorially independent;
- Give a voice to the community;
- Grow site traffic further;
- Research and publish more in-depth news, including more Shetland Lives features.
If you appreciate what we do and feel strongly about impartial local journalism, then please become a supporter of Shetland News by either making a single payment or monthly subscription.
Support us from as little as £3 per month – it only takes a minute to sign up. Thank you.Support Shetland News