What content is in SKREI?

22 March 2024

The content of SKREI spans many disciplines and timelines. Researchers and experts are important contributors to telling the story of cod and the Lofoten fishery seen in the past, present and future.

On 19 and 20 March there was a seminar for the exhibition group of SKREI, employees at the museums in Storvågan, Expology, and not least our experts.

Knowledge and Research

The exhibition in SKREI embraces several disciplines: history, oceanography, archaeology, meteorology and climate, evolutionary ecology, fisheries biology, and natural philosophy. The interdisciplinary approach and the topics that arise when these disciplines meet create many interesting points of view for dissemination.

Experts from different disciplines are engaged to help us bring out everything that is relevant, and then some, for the exhibition in SKREI. In the first part of the seminar, on 19 March, we went through the knowledge base for the exhibition and highlighted thoughts and ideas across disciplines.

Our experts who attended the seminar and talked about their fields:

Harald at the Lofoten Aquarium concluded the seminar day with a fun tour of the rich wildlife in the sea off Lofoten.

Knowledge workshop

On day 2 of the seminar, 20 March, Expology took us through preliminary sketches for the exhibition in SKREI. In addition, we worked together in groups on issues and themes for parts of the exhibition. Together, we were able to raise important interdisciplinary points of view that we will take with us in our future work.

Thank you to all participants at the seminar – for the commitment, the discussions and pleasant days in Lofoten!

more about SKREI

SKREI will open in 2026, and will convey the history of the Lofoten fishery and the great significance it has had for Norway. You can read more about how we work to realize SKREI here:


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.

SKREI Research Center

SKREI Research Center (SRC) is a three-year project to create an infrastructure that coordinates international, interdisciplinary research and knowledge about topics related to the Arctic cod.

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