Tvøroyrar Bygda- og Sjóvinnusavn - Frivilliges legeplads eller kulturhistorisk nødvendighed?

Helgi Eidesgaard

Studenteropgave: Speciale


This thesis is an investigation of Tvøroyrar Bygda- og Sjóvinnusavn, a museum in the town of Tvøroyri, located on the island of Suðuroy in the Faroe Islands. The thesis investigates if – and how – it is possible for a small museum, driven by enthusiastic volunteers, to further improve their museum skills and improve the museum’s relations to the community it is meant to serve. To gain a better understanding of international museum requirements, the thesis uses the International Council of Museums’ (ICOM) Code of ethics. This code includes the requirements that ICOM deems important for its members to follow. An analytical comparison is then made with the museum in Tvøroyri. It is utopia to believe that this small museum ever will achieve all of ICOM’s demands, and become a fully fledged member, but it is none the less interesting to see which aspects can be improved upon. In order to fully comprehend the situation of the museum, the thesis gives a comprehensive historical background of the Danish and Faroese museum worlds. Then follows the story and background of the town of Tvøroyri, and also how the idea to start a museum in such a small town came into being, and how the museum has developed to the present day. Further, the museum discusses why the local population generally does not visit the museum. Also, the thesis discusses and provides possible answers to what may be done to improve both practical issues how to improve relations with the local community.

UddannelserHistorie, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato10 sep. 2012
VejledereCarsten Tage Nielsen


  • Færøerne
  • Tvøroyri
  • formidling
  • museologi
  • lokalmuseer
  • historie