New Chairman of the Board of Skrei Eiendom AS

01 July 2024

In mid-May, Jonas Tetlie was elected as the new chairman of the board of Skrei Eiendom AS. Skrei Eiendom AS will own and manage the buildings at the Lofoten Museum, the Lofoten Aquarium and Galleri Espolin, as well as the new building Otolitan. Former chairman of the board for many years, Johannes Rørtveit, was thanked.

Jonas Tetlie takes over the role of chairman of the board from Johannes Rørtveit. He says that Johannes has done a good job. Johannes, together with the rest of the steering group, has created a good foundation for the future work.

Tetlie says that SKREI is a very exciting project. It is important to be able to show the history and cultural heritage of the Lofoten fishery, as well as to be able to tell about the importance of the Lofoten fishery. He is looking forward to taking over as leader of the steering group for Skrei Eiendom AS. Skrei Eiendom AS will manage the buildings that will house SKREI.

Tetlie has extensive experience in project management and looks forward to taking on the tasks as the new chairman of the board of Skrei Eiendom AS. We welcome Jonas “on the team” that will realize SKREI.

storvågan
SKREI, illustrasjon av LPO arkitekter. Otolitten ligger i midten av bildet, omgitt av Galleri Espolin, Lofotmuseet, Lofotakvariet og Nyvågar Rorbuhotell. SKREI ligger i Storvågan, Kabelvåg.
SKREI opens in 2026

Museum Nord has worked with partners on the plans for SKREI for many years. SKREI will be realized with support from local, regional and national authorities. In the autumn of 2021, we received the final go-ahead from the government to start building SKREI.

SKREI is realized in Storvågan, Kabelvåg in the heart of Lofoten right where the commercial trade in cod began. SKREI will include several attractions: The Lofoten Aquarium, the Lofoten Museum and Gallery Espolin. In addition to the new, large building we are now going to erect; The Otolith.

LPO architects, with Expology AB and Asplan Viak on the team, won the architectural competition. In the autumn of 2023, the site will be prepared for the new building “Otolitten”. Construction will start in 2024. In 2026, we will open SKREI.

In parallel with this, Museum Nord is working closely with Expology AB to create the content for the main exhibition in Otolitten. Asplan Viak works, among other things, with designing and facilitating the site and outdoor areas for Otolitten.

The Otolith will open in 2026. Then we will continue the work with completing SKREI. The Lofoten Museum, the Lofoten Aquarium and Galleri Espolin will be linked even more clearly to SKREI, through improvements to facilities and development of the educational offerings. The outdoor areas will be further upgraded.

SKREI will be a centre for experiences and knowledge about Norway’s most important fish. You can read more about SKREI here, both background information and news stories.

Vågakallen and SKREI. SKREI becomes a center for experiences AND knowledge about Norway's most important fish
Otolitten, illustrasjon av LPO arkitekter. Vågakallen ruver i bakgrunnen.

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