25 May 2023
How to contribute to sustainable tourism? How will we be able to build environmentally friendly museums in the future and get younger generations to move to rural areas? These are some of the questions the Nora project will discuss and explore over the next three years. Together with Iceland, Scotland and Greenland, Lofotr Viking Museum hopes to build knowledge and learn from each other through the collaboration in the Nora project.
Viking network and young adults
In the beginning of this year the Viking network & young adults project was established, where Museum Nord is represented by Lofotr Viking Museum. The project is an international collaborative project designed to address a number of correlated goals in three different locations in he North: Iceland, Scotland, Greenland and Norway. The project takes its inspiration from the history of Vikings travel-exploration, settlement and exchange between these territories. In cooperation, the participating organisations will promote their own individual goals.
We hope to find solutions to difficult issues around sustainable tourism, circular economy and how to attract younger generations to the district. The participating organisations are our own museum Lofotr Viking Museum, Byggosafn Skagfiroinga in Iceland, Lochalsh Community Trust in Scotland and Innovation South Greenland from Greenland.
At the beginning of May, all parties travelled to Iceland to visit the museum there and learn about building techniques and other good knowledge that may be important to take with them further in the project. It is exciting to see how old building techniques from the Viking Age can be used in the future when we develop new museums in connection with the Viking Age. In Iceland they have good knowledge of peat and it was very educational to both see and try how this is carried out and see the results at many great museums around Iceland.
We look forward to the continuation and are ready to learn from each other, both what we have done well and what we can do better.