The project Muittut, muitalusat aims to develop and use a new kind of methodology that can be called a Sámi exhibition language. It will contribute to creating interesting experiences and helping visitors to learn and comprehend the information offered by the museums of the project.
Sámi identity is not static but changes with time, influenced by societal, cultural and other factors. Similarly, the exhibitions – both permanent and temporary – of the Sámi museums should strive to be living, up-to-date, easily updated and easily convertible.
The project brings together Sámi museums from northern and southern Sápmi. This is further strengthened by involving universities from Finland and Sweden and other important stakeholders to create something unique. Sámi culture, our memories and our stories will be interpreted by Sámi artists through art and music, creating a universal understanding beyond words.
Muittut, muitalusat is a co-operation project between the Sámi Museum Siida, Saemien Sijte (the South Sámi Museum and Cultural Centre), Ájtte (the Swedish Mountain and Sámi Museum), the University of Lapland, and the Luleå University of Technology LTU.
The project is financed by the Interreg Nord programme and the national funders the Regional Council of Lapland (Finland), Trøndelag County Authority (fylkeskommune), the Arts Council Norway, the Sámi Parliament (Norway) and Region Norrbotten (Sweden). The project period is 1.1.2020 – 30.9.2022, and the budget is approximately 2 million euros.