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GaiaVesterålen in Portugal

GaiaVesterålen starts the year with a kick-off at the RESIST project in Portugal.

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GaiaVesterålen participated in UNG2024

Can gaming contribute to less exclusion among young people? GaiaVesterålen participated in UNG2024 together with talents from GaiaTalent.

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GaiaVesterålen collects history of Vesterålen 

Four out of five workshops for the local population have now been conducted to collect the story of Vesterålen. How will the work continue in the future?

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Upgrading of exhibitions at Lofoten War Memorial Museum

Lofoten War Memorial Museum has worked to renew parts of the exhibition and parts of new material have now been assembled.

Historical Walking Tour of Andenes

A guide will take you on a walk through the old part of the town.

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All “skrei” is cod, but not all cod is “skrei”

All skrei is cod, but not all cod is skrei. What exactly is skrei?

Lecture: EvoCave – Cave research in Nordland

During the Research Days in Narvik, researchers Trond Lødøen and Sanne Boessenkool come to Narvik library to talk about the exciting EvoCave project. How do they work in the caves? What do they hope to find?

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Registration session at Kjøpsvik Museum

Last week, our collection management group met for another registration session, this time at Kjøpsvik Museum in Ofoten.

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Registration session at Andøy Museum

The last registration session of the year for our collection management group was held at the Andøy Museum.

Giellavahkku – Sami Language Week

We look forward to welcoming you to Giellavahkku – Sami language week at Narvik Museum in week 43 in October!

NEW EXHIBITION OPENS 2 MARCH

Exhibition “From Shadows to Beacons” at the Espolin Gallery. Nine artists are showing exciting works inspired by the 200th anniversary of invention Fresnel’s lighthouse lens in 2023. The exhibition is arranged by Kystverkmusea-The Museums og the Norwegian Coastal Administration and produced by the North Cape Museum.

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Vernissage and exhibition opening in Narvik

Vernissage and exhibition opening of the art exhibition “ingen Kvæner tages i Arbeide” by VU artist Åsne Kummeneje Mellem

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A new European feather in the cap for Museum Nord’s research repertoire

The project “Culturality” addresses cultural heritage in rural and peripheral areas to promote creative tourism and sustainability.

Narvik Museum

The spectacular Ofotbanen railway and iron ore trains, Narvik city’s development and industry in addition to travelling exhibits.

Lofoten War Memorial Museum

The largest exhibition of rare uniforms and artifacts from World War II in Norway. Unique historic snapshots. Personal and engaging.

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Opening of Thor Erdahl’s exhibition

Opening of Thor Erdahl’s exhibition “Imprint 1971-2021” at the Espolin Gallery.

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Open Hurtigruten Museum

Remember to sign up for a tour of the Hurtigruten Museum on 27 August!

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Our Struggle conference in Sortland

Our Struggle conference gathered almost 400 young people in the old cinema at Sortland.

17 May 1904

The children’s parade in Narvik on 17 May 1904 passes Narvikgården led by the boys’ corps tambur.

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GaiaVesterålen won the National Sustainability Award

GaiaVesterålen won courage in the Museum: Creative dissemination of sustainability at the National Museum Meeting in Skien. The prize is awarded by the Norwegian Museum Association.

Christmas market at Narvik Museum

On December 3rd, the Christmas market at Narvik Museum will take place.
At the annual Christmas market at Narvik Museum you will find exciting sales exhibitors. You can find many of the Christmas gifts here. Maybe Santa will come?

Oil fence turns 50

Gamle Oksøy visits Sortland on 21 June at 13-17 June, as part of the 50th anniversary of the oil conservation.

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Risøyrenna 100 years

Risøyrenna is 100 years old this year. Here is the programme for the anniversary celebrations at Stokmarknes on 25 June. Welcome aboard!

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Norway leads record-breaking climate project

The EU is now giving NOK 270 million to a research project that will improve the districts’ ability to deal with climate change. The Resist climate project is led by SINTEF, and is the largest EU award for a Norwegian-led climate project ever.

Seascape exhibition

The Espolin Gallery shows the work Seascape, created by the British artist Andrea Greenwood.

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Our Struggle on Tour

During this week, students at upper secondary schools in Lofoten and Vesterålen will experience an exciting interactive forum theater based on the exhibition Vår Kamp.

History workshop with GaiaVesterålen in Øksnes

Join us in influencing what will be shown on the large model of Vesterålen, in a workshop at Øksnes Museum!

“Come Dance with Me!” Book launch of the history of dance in Narvik

After many years of working with documentation and photos, Fiona Jane Ellingsen has finally had the book “Come dance with me!” printed for sale. The book will be launched at […]

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Nordland Seminar 2023

On 15 and 16 March, the Nordland Seminar 2023 took place in Hamarøy. This year’s organizers were Nordlandsmuseet in collaboration with Árran – Julevsáme guovdásj / Lule Sami Center. The seminar was divided in two, with the first day at Árran on Drag, and day two at the Hamsun Centre at Presteid.

Hurtigruten in the war

During World War II, the Hurtigruten route became a war zone where many Vesterålings were also affected. At the same time, the population along the coast was even more dependent than before on Hurtigruten for freight and necessary travel. As many as fourteen Hurtigruten ships were sunk in the period 1940-45, in addition to three “replacement express routes.

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Nice visit to Lofoten War Memorial Museum

Lofoten War Memorial Museum has had a nice visit from Martine Linge. She is the granddaughter of Martin Linge, who is one of Norway’s most famous personalities from World War II.

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The Viking Festival 2023

In less then a week, this year’s Viking Festival will be at Lofoten Viking Museum. The Viking Festival runs from 2nd-6th of August and we look forward to seeing you there.

Lunch lecture: EvoCave – Cave research in Nordland

During the Research Days in Narvik, researchers Trond Lødøen and Sanne Boessenkool will come to UiT Narvik  to talk about the exciting EvoCave project. How do they work in the caves? What do they hope to find?

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Giellavahkku – Giellavahkko – Sámi language week

From 23 – 29 October, the annual Giellavahkku (Northern Sami) / Giellavahkko (Lule Sami) / Sami Language Week is held.

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Open museums at Christmas

Open museums at Christmas – Christmas Eve is approaching and afterwards comes the Christmas period. Several of our museums are open a few days before Christmas and during the Christmas period!

Evening open at the Espolin Gallery

Invite your family, friends or colleagues to a unique art experience in the dark period, with galleries open in the evening and workshop outlets in Kabelvåg. Grab a flashlight, headlamp, reflector – and wander from place to place!

Sami week: Bonfire and duodji workshop

Come and join a cozy family event at Narvik Museum during Sami week! There will be a bonfire, good mood and duodji workshop!

The Women’s saddle from Kvitnes

Take a look at the woman’s hall of the housewife at Kvitnes farm in Hadsel.

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Horizon Europe Culturality

The Horizon Europe project ‘Culturality’ addresses cultural heritage in rural and peripheral areas to promote creative tourism and sustainability.

Ballangen Museum

The rich geology- and mining history of the area, and the community that built it.

Sortland Museum

The importance of the oceans in the north, the vulnerable marine ecosystem and the consequences of marine litter and pollution as topics. The exhibitions are aimed at children and young people.

Skaftnes Farm

The farm consists of a farmhouse, barn, dock and boathouse. The buildings are open to visitors and a skilled guide is available. Learn about fishermen and farmers who lived between the sea and a somewhat barren soil around 1900–1940.

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SKREI Stories: A HISTORY OF CONNECTEDNESS

Visit our online exhibition about the past, the present and the future of the Atlantic Cod.

City Biking

Join an e-bike tour in Narvik! Learn about the history of the industrial city from a bicycle seat.

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Hurtigruten Museum honored with international award

The Hurtigruten Museum is honored with the International Steel Design Awards.

Playful children, the Monument of Freedom, the 4th Corner

“Playful Children” is cast in bronze and made by Thorsen who participated with the sculpture at the Autumn Exhibition in 1963. Narvik municipality bought the sculpture in 1963, and it was placed in Byparken in 1965 pending the final design of the Peat Area.

Popular science lunch lecture – Gerhard Schøning 300 years

Come to lunch with Jon Framnes from Narvik Museum and Trond Blomlie from Ofoten Historielag. Ensemble Oscar plays Baroque music!

Bakery opens at Norwegian Fishing Village Museum in Å

Bakery opens at Norwegian Fishing Village Museum in Å

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Oil fence turns 50

Norwegian oil spill protection celebrates 50 years. The Museum of the Norwegian Costal Administration marks this with sailing along the Norwegian coast this summer. On 21 June the boat Gamle Oksøy visits Sortland.

100th anniversary of Risøyrenna

Welcome to the celebration of the 100th anniversary of risøyrenna in Risøyhamn on 25 June.

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Andenes Lighthouse

Andenes lighthouse was completed in 1859 and is one of Norway’s tallest lighthouses. If you visit the lighthouse, it is possible to go all the way up to the top to see the amazing views.

SEASCAPE: Andrea Greenwood (UK)

Exhibition 14th – 30th October with the sculpture Seascape created by the British artist Andrea Greenwood.

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Government gives 800,000 to Museum Nord/GaiaVesterålen

The Government is providing NOK 800 000 to Museum Nord/GaiaVesterålen to develop innovative and digital dissemination services for children and young people.

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History collection in Vesterålen

What part of Vesterålen’s history do you think is important to be told? GaiaVesterålen wonders about this question, and is they immediately in the process of collecting history in Vesterålen.

Redemption stone – a sprout of many narratives

A few years ago, Steinar received a seed that had been found on a beach on the outer side of Vesterålen.

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Factory ship Hamburg

There are still many memories of the war. The Hamburg factory ship was a pioneer project and the world’s most modern ship for processing fish in the winter of 1941.

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The herring girl’s strike at Melbu harbour

The herring girls of Melbu harbour went on spontanious strike in 1915

Day program Gallery Espolin

Activities at Gallery Espolin every day in July.

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Cultural Heritage Days in Storvågan

On the occasion of the Cultural Heritage Days, the Lofoten Museum will demonstrate traditional local Norwegian bread baked thanks to “new Norwegians” who attend VIO school in Svolvær.

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Course in object photography for the Collection Network in Nordland

Museum Nord has this week arranged courses at Melbu in object photography for the collection network in Nordland.

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Looking high and low

We are now working on the main exhibition in SKREI’s new central building, called Otolitten. One goal of the exhibition is to convey the history of the Lofoten fishery and cod from a geographical perspective that extends far beyond Lofoten. We search high and low!

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Christmas greetings from Museum Nord

Christmas greetings from Museum Nord: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our guests and partners, from all of us at Museum Nord!

LOFOTEN ART OPEN 2024

Lofoten Art Open 2024: Several studios, workshops and galleries in Lofoten are open this weekend to the public!

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Cozy family event in Narvik

On Thursday 7 February, a cozy family event was held at Narvik Museum, with bonfires, coffee and hot juice, as well as fruit and gáhkku.

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Vernissage for Student Art

Monday 11 March there was a vernissage for the student art exhibition “Sculptures in Narvik City, seen through the eyes of students”

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Rigid heddle weaving in Narvik

On Wednesday 17 April, the first course evening in rigid heddle weaving took place at Narvik Museum!

Power station

One of the larger objects at Ballangen Museum is part of the control panel from the Bjørkåsen power station.

Our Struggle

Our struggle – the history of the Labor Movement in Vesterålen.

Gammelbutikken – Gifts & useful things

A new sweater, a practical southwest or a bag of tea from Lofoten? In Gammelbutikken (open all year) and suvenirbutikken (summer open) by the parking lot, the selection is large and exciting for most people.

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Cine project

SEE THE PAST, IMAGINE THE FUTURE

Connected Culture and Natural Heritage in a Northern Environment

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Cultural heritage days in Ballangen

Welcome to the open museum in Ballangen on Saturday 11 September from 11-15 September.

Film: Espolin’s Life and Work

Get to know Kaare Espolin Johnson’s art and practice through the film “It was always a longing”

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Life in Rombaksbotn

The community in Rombaksbotn was established when the second attempt to build the Ofotbanen railway started.

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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.

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Living on the Edge pre-project

The pre-project Living on the Edge is coming to an end. If you are a cultural institution or institute of marine research and are interested in a full project – feel free to contact us!

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What happens this weekend?

There are several events and exhibitions waiting to visit this weekend!

Summer opening at Øksnes Museum

Øksnes Museum opens for the summer season 28 June, and is open Tuesday–Sunday from 11–16 up to 7 August.

Festive evening: Sortland in the 70s

Sortland Museum and Sortland Library invite you to a FEST EVENING about Sortland in the 70s with lectures, pictures, stories, food and music!

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Revision of private archives in Vesterålen

Together with the Archives in Nordland, Jaroslav Bogomolov, is carrying out an revision of private archives in Vesterålen this week.

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Cave research in Kjøpsvik

This autumn, the researchers in the EvoCave project conducted fieldwork in Kjøpsvik. The project started excavations in the caves in Kjøpsvik in 2021, and has now continued the fieldwork in September this year.

Catheter from Fygle

The catheter is part of the artefact collection of Fygle Museum. Exhibited in the classroom.

The Bakery opens at the Norwegian Fishing Village Museum in Å

BAKERY at Å opens for 2023

Visit the Hurtigruten Museum during the winter holidays

Welcome to a winter holiday filled with many exciting activities. Bring your family to visit!

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Lofoten Raid

The first raid of any magnitude in World War II was the Lofoten Raid on 4 March 1941. It happens in the darkest hour of war when Churchill desperately needed a victory and a bright spot.

Children’s activities and lectures

Children’s activities 12-15, lecture with Cathrine Thoresen at 17

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Jennestad Trading Post opens for the summer

Now you can visit the old pier at Jennestad where there are lots of old whimsical goods exhibited from the trading post’s heyday.

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Registration session at Sørvågen Radio

At the end of August, our collection management group met for another registration session, this time at Sørvågen Radio – a telecommunications museum.

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Skrei Research Centre welcomes the Nigerian senator

The Skrei Research Center welcomed Senator Abiola Peter Makinde from Nigeria.

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William receives award

William Hakvaag receives an award for his many years of work.

Saturday café and lectures

This summer we repeat the success Saturday café at Øksnes museum, in collaboration with various clubs and associations. There will be a café in Alsvåggården with coffee and snacks, storytelling in the museum building, musical performances, and the opportunity to join a guided tour.

Lecture at Gallery Espolin about Anna Boberg

Karen Angelshaug lectures about the Swedish painter Anna Boberg (1864-1935) at the Espolin Gallery.

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Exhibition opening in Kjøpsvik

On Thursday 15 February there was an exhibition opening of the exhibition Grotter i Nordland at Kjøpsvik Public Library and Cultural Centre.

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Kven Panel discussion in Narvik

On Saturday 16 March, Kven People’s Day, a panel discussion was arranged at Narvik Library between this year’s VU artist, Åsne Kummeneje Mellem, local historian Geir Horrigmoe, and department director of Museum Nord’s Ofoten department, Jon Framnes.

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Registration session with William

The collection group has this week travelled to Svolvær for a registration session with William at Lofoten War Memorial Museum.

Kjøpsvik Museum

The museum in Kjøpsvik cover mining and industrial history, cave finds, fish farming and household culture, war history and the school system.

Melbo Manor

From quiet farm to a small industrialized city within a few decades (1890–1920). The businessman and landowner Chr. Frederiksen was in the center of the activities. Visit the mansion that has been restored to it´s former glory.

Norwegian Fishing Village Museum

One of Norway’s best preserved and complete fishing villages. Visit various buildings; including boathouse, cod liver oil factory, husmansstua. Main theme: life in the fishing village 1840–1960 and the development of the Lofoten fishery over the past 250 years. Shop and summer café.

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SKREI

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.

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A/S Bjørkaasen gruber

Ballangen’s cornerstone company for more than 50 years – get to know Bjørkaasen Gruber.

Web: Gamlenarvik.no

Take a deep dive into Narvik’s history.