BARN I BYGDA (CHILDREN IN THE COUNTRYSIDE)
This is a dialogue-based project that will try to understand the conditions under which children grow up in a multi-cultural rural society.
The project will be carried out through interviews and observation of families with children having differing cultural backgrounds. Included among these are also ethnic Norwegian families. In order to understand the differences and similarities between dissimilar cultures, it is important that we also are aware of the norms and rules that ethnic Norwegian children and parents are influenced or governed by. We will also interview relevant employees in public reception and processing organs.
In order for children to be met in an equal and respectful way by society independent regardless of their cultural or social background, knowledge of the various cultural norms relating to childrearing and childhood is necessary. We believe the museum has the necessary qualifications to establish and communicate such knowledge.
The project started in earnest in the summer of 2016.
Contact person: Anette Opheim
KLIMAPROSJEKT (THE CLIMATE PROJECT)
The goal of this project is to determine how the museum can meet the new climatic Challenges.
The project was initiated by Jær Museum, Ryfylkemuseet and Bergen City Museum. The museums having noted that the climate is becoming warmer, wetter and fiercer, are concerned about the effect of changed climatic conditions on the conservation of cultural heritage. There is a need for more knowledge of how climatic change affects buildings and how museums can meet these challenges. Museums in the two national museum networks Handsverksnettet» (Crafts network) and «Byggnettverket“ (Building network) have applied for and received grants for this project from the Arts Council Norway.
Ryfylkemuseet is the project’s host institution with Roy Høibo as project leader.
LOCAL HISTORY BOOKS FOR SULDAL MUNICIPALITY
Local historian Ernst Berge Drange is now occupied with collecting material for a new four-volume work of local history for Suldal, namely “Suldal. Gardar og folk”.
Drange’s main perspective with such local history is to study the subject from the inside out, based on the groundwork of nature and resources for each individual farm. In addition to the usual written source material for local history, extensive fieldwork has been carried out in this connection. Many old narratives and much oral information have been collected and communicated.