ICARUS-Meeting #17 | Transparency – Accessibility – Dialogue. How a creative archival landscape can effect society

The Regional State Archives in Visby is a department of the Swedish National Archive since 2010 and hosted our ICARUS-Meeting #17 tackling major topics of the co:op project of how to sustainably and resourcefully bridge archives and the general public.

The Archive has one of the largest photographic collections in Sweden and is located in the medieval Hanseatic Town of Visby on Gotland – the one and only popular Swedish island rich in medieval churches (92!), historical and natural sites.

Location: Krukmakarens hus (The Potter´s house), Mellangatan 21, 621 56 Visby / The Regional State Archives in Visby, Broväg 27, 621 41 Visby
Date: 23–25 May 2016




Monday 29 May 2016 (Krukmakarens hus)

09.00 – 10.30 Executive Board meeting

10.30 – 12.00 General Assembly

12.00 – 13.00 Lunch time

12.30 Registration

13.00 – 17.30 Conference: Transparency – Accessibility – Dialogue. How a creative archival landscape can effect society

13.00 – 13.30 Welcome words

  • Björn Jansson (County Mayor, Region of Gotland)
  • Jan Östergren (The National Archives of Sweden)
  • Thomas Aigner (President ICARUS)
  • Maria Larsson Ostergren and Gunilla Nordström (The National Archives of Sweden)

13.30 – 13.50 The Swedish Archival Landscape. Vision, Future, Transparency, Access and Use by Jan Östergren (Head of department at the National Archives of Sweden / The Regional State Archives in Visby and Process manager – Preservation and Accessability)

13.50 – 14.10 Open Access in the 18th Century – The Swedish Freedom of the Press Act of 1766 by Björn Asker (Head of Department at the National Archives of Sweden; Ph.D. and Head of Research)

14.10 – 14.30 The National Archival Database by Martin Bjersby (Head of Division at the National Archives of Sweden)

14.30 – 15.00 Coffee break

15.00 – 15.30 Documentation, Collections and Archives from the Civil Society by Anna Ketola (Head of Archive at the Regional Popular Movements and Local History Archives in Skåne County; Vice President of Popular Movements Archives Association)

15.30 – 16.15 Tourismusgeschichte und Destinationsentwicklung am Beispiel Gotlands (Presentation in German) by Michael Scholz (Professor in Modern History at Uppsala University, Campus Gotland)

16.30 – 18.30 Guided tour – Old City

18.30 – 19.30 Reception at County Administrative Board of Gotland | Host: Mrs. Cecilia Schelin Seidegård (County Governor)

19.30 Reception dinner


Tuesday 24 May 2016 (Krukmakarens hus)

08.30 – 12.00 Transparency – Accessibility – Dialogue. How a creative archival landscape can effect society

08.30 – 09.10 Archives’ Outreach in the Nordic Countries – a Question About Relevance, Participation and Dialogue by Bente Jensen (M.A., Associate Professor at Aalborg University, DK and Archivist at Aalborg City Archives, DK)

09.10 – 09.40 Archives, Education and Learning. Archives as a Resource for Schools by Karin Sjöberg (Education Officer at Malmö City Archive)

09.40 – 10.10 Book release #arkividag and coffee break

10.10 – 10.40 Reach out and touch the users. Using Social Media to Engage with the Archives’ Audiences in
new and Creative Ways by Fredrik Larsen Lund (Adviser at the National Archives of Norway’s Outreach Section)

10.40 – 11.10 Archives and Art. The Regional State Archives in Gothenburg in Cooperation with HDK, Academy of Design and Crafts, University of Gothenburg by Karl-Magnus Johansson (Archivist at the Regional State Archives in Gothenburg, SE)

11.10 – 11.40 Archives on the Wall by Hanna Wendelbo-Hansson (Creative Director, Sandberg Wallpaper)

11.40 – 12.10 The European Archival Blog by Elisabeth Steiger (ICARUS)

12.10 – 13.15 Lunch

13.15 Bus transfer to the Regional State Archives in Visby

Parallel sessions

14.00 – 15.00 WP5: Team Work – Institutions and Users / WP4: Creative-pedagogical Approaches to Open Archives / Guided tour through the Regional State Archives in Visby and the Municipal Archives Gotland

15.00 – 16.00 WP7: Development of Technical Tools and Content Preparation / ClAp! Claustra Aperta / Mare Balticum

16.00 – 16.30 Coffee break

16.30 – 18.00 WP3: Triggering Sensibility Towards Private Collections – Topotheque 

16.30 – 17.30 Project market

  • Creating a Cultural City Map of Graz – Visions, Strategies and collaborations by Susanne Kogler (Art University Granz, AT)
  • Creating a Genealogical Database – Digitization of the Civil Registers and Matricula from Bucharest and Brasov County (Romania) by Rafael Chelaru (Police Acadamey of Romania, RS)

18.30 Gotlandic Games: Discover Viking traditions!

20.00 Joint dinner


Wednesday 25 May 2016 (The Regional State Archives in Visby)

09.00 – 11.00 Boot Camp (co:op administrative meeting)

11.00 – 12.00 Guided tour through the Regional Archives Visby and the Municipal Archives Gotland

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