07 April 2022
GaiaVesterålen won the National Sustainability Award at the National Museum Meeting in Skien.
GaiaVesterålen won the national award for the most sustainable museum initiative in 2022. The Mot in the Museum: Creative Dissemination of Sustainability is awarded by the Norwegian Museum Association during the National Museum Meeting in Skien on 5–7 April.
Both the expert jury and the people’s jury voted GaiaVesterålen as the winner. And highlighted the initiative to connect the past, present and future. GaiaVesterålen is praised for taking a clear social role through working with outsiders, the local community and the green shift. The jury believes that the initiative in this way shows the way in which museums can take on a new role for the future.
– It’s amazing to win this award. GaiaVesterålen – with our focus on children and young people, community cooperation and outsidership – represents something unique. And that a unified museum Norway now voices us in this way is a tremendous recognition of the work that is now underway, says Ane Høyem, project manager at GaiaVesterålen.
GaiaVesterålen is a technology and research initiative that aims to create more sustainable and environmentally friendly communities.