From November 3rd-7th 2021, as a part of Greenland Science Week our team of three researchers from Scotland, Greenland, and the United States joined forces to deliver 3D heritage workshops and open a conversation about culture, heritage, and life in Greenland with the citizens of Sisimiut and Sarfannguit. These workshops were hosted in collaboration with the Sisimiut Museum and presented an opportunity to explore a community-based heritage approach that would best suit these specific Arctic places.
For one week, we hosted a series of small community based workshops, showing people some digital techniques often used by archaeologists to record artifacts. This was an opportunity to have conversations about cultural heritage and how these 'digital artifacts' could be used for museum outreach and communication in the future.
Along with the workshops, we spent time speaking with Greenlanders, finding out what is important to them regarding their heritage and life in Greenland.
We gave presentations to community members, researchers, and teenage school groups
During the course of the week, we scanned objects of community-wide and personal value, from artifacts uncovered in the recent Narsannguaq excavation in Sisimiut's city center, to family heirlooms brought in from home. The 3D technology showed citizens how to capture their objects of historical and cultural