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Welcome to our new web pages

By: Jens-Morten Hanssen

The National Library’s Ibsen portal has since the launch in 2002 had 4,2 million visitors, 22 million hits and users in 204 countries. Now the website has been put into the casting ladle, to be resurrected in a new and improved wrapping under the domain name

The world’s largest website about Henrik Ibsen is hereby re-launched with a new design, new address and new functionality. All previous content has been preserved, but the web pages have, in addition, got a search engine directly aimed at the National Library’s abundant Ibsen material. Here you find, among other things, books, newspaper- and journal articles, pictures, letters, and hand-written Ibsen manuscripts.

Henrik Ibsen works have been translated to 78 languages and are played in theatres in 90 countries. 106 years after his death, Ibsen still features everywhere, not just in theatres and in book-form, but also on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Spotify and iTunes, as a mobile app, in cartoons and computer games. Every year, Henrik Ibsen is among the world’s most produced dramatists. During 2012, 165 premiers of his plays were registered on stages around the world.
The National Library’s Ibsen portal is a resource-, knowledge- and information website about Henrik Ibsen’s life and work, with topical news and background information, facts, and in-depth material of special interest. The website contains a calendar of events offering topical, up-to-date information about Ibsen arrangements taking place all over the world every day. is the world’s largest website about Henrik Ibsen, both as far as the amount of information as well as the number of users are concerned. The web pages exist in three languages — Norwegian, English and German.