SKREI Research Center (SRC) is a three-year project to create an infrastructure that coordinates international, interdisciplinary research and knowledge on topics related to Arctic cod.
As part of Museum Nord‘s activities related to the SKREI development, this new model for research on museums will benefit both the public and interested actors, such as universities, the national museum networks, cultural organizations, tourism, fisheries, artists and politicians.
SKREI Research Center gives Museum Nord impetus to new research to update and promote dissemination strategies. It will strengthen Museum Nord’s research expertise and create an exemplary research centre for museums (?best practice?) that connects different fields and types of knowledge.
From 2017-2020, Museum Nord led the SKREI Convention project. Funded by Creative Europe, this project tested the idea of an interdisciplinary, team-based, research-based learning arena that connected artists, researchers, fisheries and food related industries as well as the public. The project did this in three regions in the Ílhavo region of Portugal, Veneto in Italy and Lofoten/Vesterålen in Norway.
The results included an international seminar, a publication for stakeholders, a knowledge archive and several artist residencies. Activities created a growing network of people who wanted to follow and support this work (Friends of SKREI).
SKREI Convention was a pilot project for SRC to test interdisciplinary methods and working methods.