Oseberg Ship and Viking Trail
presented at Chicago conference
More than a hundred delegates were present at the Vinland conference at North Park University in Chicago on 15-17 October. News about the New Oseberg Ship and the Viking Trail through Vestfold were received with great interest.
October 2010: The aim of the conference was to discuss the latest news and findings from research about Vinland. Among the delegates were a number of professors and other scientists, as well as students from five American states and five nations, including Norway, Denmark and Iceland.
In addition to the professional presentations, a more artistic element was included with Signe Marie Rosseland’s orientation about her husband, Jarle Rosseland’s art and other news about the Viking Age in Norway. She focussed especially on the new Viking Trail concept in Vestfold. Her presentation was introduced with the magnificent "Oseberg” picture, created by Rosseland for the Oseberg project. (See "Support us”).
Signe Rosseland: "News about the building of a true replica of the Oseberg ship and the fact that this will be presented in a National Geographic TV programme naturally created quite a stir. So did the concept of a Viking Trail through Vestfold. 50 copies of the brochure were taken immediately!”
The audience also listened carefully to information about Vestfold’s application to the UNESCO World Heritage List, results of the new examinations of the skeletons from Oseberg and Gokstad as well as info on the up-coming building of a new Great Hall in Borre.
In Chicago: Jarle and Signe Marie Rosseland photographed during Signe’s presentation at the Vinland conference in Chicago. The "Oseberg” picture in the background.
No other living artist has focused more on Norway’s rich Viking heritage than Jarle Rosseland. His Vinland and Snorre
collections have attracted great international interest. The Vinland suite
were exhibited at the North Park University during the conference. Jarle Rosseland has held 290 exhibitions in the United States, Canada, Asia and Europe including 32 national museums.