Museums’ stories about SKREI: 10 museums talk about skrei on exhibition

18 April 2023

In connection with the establishment of the SKREI Centre, which will open in 2026, we wanted together with colleagues to think and talk about how the museums work with topics related to the cod fishery today and what it might look like in the future.

On April 13th and 14th, Museum Nord and SKREI Research Center gathered several museums working with coastal culture and fisheries for a professional symposium in Kabelvåg and Henningsvær. Representatives from Helgeland Museum, Museum of Coastal Culture and Reconstruction in Finnmark, Museum Midt, Nordlandsmuseet, Nordmøre Museum, Perspektivet Museum, Varanger Museum and Vitimusea participated.

Cod fishing

The Lofoten fishery, and the cod fishery along the coast in general, has had great economic and cultural significance throughout history, and today it is inevitable to see this in light of issues related to sustainability and management of natural resources. 

The seasonal cod fishery has brought with it movements of people and goods over large geographical distances. Museum Nord finds that there is room for more professional exchange between museum employees in this area, and that we can share knowledge to a greater extent about what museums have in their collections and what they work with in knowledge production and dissemination. 

A shared history

The invited museums used their presentations as their point of departure, dissemination and collection work, and highlighted the following themes:  

Thank you to all participants for pleasant and inspiring days!


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SKREI will be a centre for knowledge and experiences related to the Lofoten fishery and Norway’s most important fish. SKREI extends beyond the confines of a traditional museum.

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