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The exhibitions of the Natural History Collection in Bergen, Norway are undergoing a major restoration and will be closed for at least five years. Due to this, all the animals are being moved to a new, temporary storage facility on the other side of town. Not a simple task when the animals are so big and fragile.

Some of the animals are out of their display cases for the first time in almost 150 years.

The animals were photographed by me as they were prepared by the curators for the move.

—Helge Skodvin


Editor’s Note: “A Moveable Beast” was also turned into a beautiful book. The series was a finalist at the Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2015 and won the “Documentary Series of the Year” in the Norwegian Picture of the Year 2015.