Solomon Islands National Museum joins the Pacific Virtual Museum project with other Pacific Islands Museums. It is a two years’ pilot project, funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs in Australia.
In Solomon Islands, the Solomon Islands High Commission in New Zealand connected the Solomon Islands National Museum to the National Library of New Zealand in September 2020.
The New Zealand National Library is the body working on the Pacific Virtual Museum project. They have created a fully functional website that showcases digitised Pacific collections that are held in institutions in the Pacific and around the world.
In a statement of the Pacific Virtual Museum website, “We aim to empower people in and of the Pacific Islands, enabling them to see, discover and explore items of digitised cultural heritage that are held in collections around the world. People of the Pacific may not be aware these items or records exist, and we want to support them as they connect with these aspects of their own culture and history.”
The Solomon Islands National Museum, having seen this as a platform for other Pacific communities to discover their collections, and an excellent way for the museum to come alive through digital e- format, decided to become a content partner on this project.
It came to fruition when the Museum created its own YouTube Page this year.
The Solomon Islands National Museum is happy to announce the success of this project as their Content Page is now live on the Pacific Virtual Museum website, and everyone can now access it on;