The National Museum holds Norway’s most extensive art collection, including national treasures such as “The Scream” by Edvard Munch. They also have an important role in preserving the collections to make them available for future generations.
The National Museum are digitizing their physical objects with advanced technologies such as high-resolution photography, X-ray and 3D scanning. A long-term master copy of these files needs to be safely preserved on a robust storage medium, with no risk of file corruption and preferably with a visual representation together with the data.
The National Museum also holds digital-born art, for which it is critical to ensure data authenticity and integrity as only the original version holds an artistic and financial value.
Long-term preservation of data, on a medium that is migration-free, self-contained, secure and allows visual representation together with the bits and bytes – the National Museum’s requirements were a perfect fit for Piql. We have entered into a long-term collaborative partnership with the common goal of preserving art for the next generations.
Furthermore, some of the National Museum’s most significant objects will be preserved on piqlFilm and stored safely on Norwegian ground in the Arctic World Archive on Svalbard.
“Before we were introduced to Piql, we wrote a 10 point wish list for an ideal preservation solution. Piql met all requirements on that list.”
Jahn-Fredrik Sjøvik, CIO, the National Museum of Norway.