Our Future

Museum Nord is developing its offer through ambitious project work. Projects are often the basis for research activity, collection and dissemination. You can see what projects we are working on now and have already completed on our PROJECT page, or you can browse current and future projects below.


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.

El. 12 project

El. 12 – an iron horse from the Ofotbanen.

Living on the edge project

Living on the Edge will look at ecological shifts in the North Atlantic over time. The pre-project is funded by the NPA.

PhD project: Cultural histoical museum Dissemination and location based media

PhD project: Basic exhibitions – in a squeeze between the authorities’ museum policy guidelines, different user groups and the growth of research.

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.


GaiaTalent is a measure against exclusion among young people. We want to connect digital talents in exclusion with the need for digital competence in rural areas.

Museum Nord’s Vision

Museum Nord will be one of Norway’s leading museums, with active participation in relevant national and international networks. Important local, national and international stories which are located in our area will be told to different audiences.

Museum Nord establishes and further develops attractive public offerings in each of our departments in relation to these central stories, and sharpens our professional expertise in relation to this. We focus on the natural basis and the conditions people in the north have adapted to live under. The interaction between different ethnic groups is made visible. We are innovative and have relevance in our communication for today’s Northerners, Norwegians and international guests. We will ensure that the protection of buildings, collections and cultural heritage (tangible and intangible) is in accordance with applicable national museum standards. New central reservoirs for collections are sought to be established in this context. The size of our collections and cultural-historical buildings must be adapted to our economy in terms of sustainable operation and maintenance.

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Museum Nord is developing and its offer through ambitious project work. Projects are often the basis for research activity, collection and dissemination. Here are some of our projects that we have completed.