Revision of private archives in Vesterålen

21 September 2022

Together with the Archives in Nordland, a revision of private archives in Vesterålen is carried out this week.

Our Collection Manager, Jaroslav Bogomolov, reviews private archives at several of Museum Nord’s facilities in Vesterålen. The inspection is carried out in collaboration with the Archives in Nordland.

The group visits Øksnes Museum, Bø Museum, Sortland Museum, Melbo Manor and Neptune Herring Oil Factory.

Comprehensive social documentation

Archives in Nordland has initiated a project to revise the conservation plan for private archives in Nordland county. Private archives are created by private or non-public enterprises such as companies, organizations, associations, institutions and persons. These archives are not subject to preservation, but nevertheless contain important information about both the business and society.

The plan will ensure conscious and coordinated collection of archival material and thus a more comprehensive social documentation.

The project was started in March 2022, and the project is scheduled to end in spring 2023. The current plan was made in 2016 with Museum Nord as one of the contributors. A revision of the plan entails, among other things, a revision of the private archives of Museum Nord to update the overview of archival stocks as well as dense lacunae in the stock overview from 2016.

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Revision of private archives in Vesterålen. Photo: Museum Nord

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