A brand new gallery called Norsk Kultur (meaning Norwegian Culture) has officially opened in Epcot’s Norway Pavilion. Norsk Kultur was created in conjunction with the opening of the Disney movie Frozen. It can be found inside the Stave Church that’s located in the front part of the pavilion.
The artifacts found in the exhibit are on loan from the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, which is located in Decorah, Iowa. Twenty-one artifacts have been included in the new gallery, and they will be at Epcot for three years, according to an article in the Decorah Newspapers.
Items that can be found in the exhibit include:
- an authentic hand-made bunad, the traditional costume of Norway
- a hardanger fiddle, as well as other handmade instruments
- hand-carved artisan furniture, including a carved wooden chair called a kubbestol
- silver brooches
- a small loom
- a men’s Southern Sami outfit
- examples of rosemaling (traditional Norse decorative painting)
Recently, a new Frozen meet and greet was added to the pavilion where guests are able to meet with the two female characters, Anna and Elsa. The two sisters are expected to remain meeting guests until January 4, 2014.
Frozen opens in theaters on November 27.