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Arctic World Archive

Invitation – Deposit March 2nd 2023

We welcome you to deposit your most valuable data and contribute to safeguard our world memory \ AWA is for cultural heritage,...

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Arctic World Archive

Amazing new treasures in AWA

The third deposit in AWA this year took place on September 15th, with representatives from thirteen depositing organizations coming from...

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TopDog Studios

Digital art and NFTs deposited for eternity in the Arctic World Archive

As new technological platforms like the metaverse start to emerge, it can be difficult to understand how to protect ownership...

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SpareBank 1

Digital Svalbard money to be stored for eternity in the Arctic World Archive

Svalbard has a unique history of producing local money. Throughout much of the 20th century, American, British, Norwegian, Soviet and...

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Sapio Analytics

AWA welcomes some of the earliest surviving Hindu paintings

After the initiation of preservation of paintings on the Ajanta Caves, more restored artworks from ancient India, signifying a new...

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Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA)

Durga Saptashati Manuscripts preserved for eternity

Representing a core pillar of the Hindu culture and faith, these precious religious texts describing the Goddess as the supreme...

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Multiple Institutions

AWA welcomes more Norwegian cultural heritage

Defense and Natural history, digital art and corporate stories are among the latest Norwegian deposits into the Arctic World Archive. Representatives...

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Artemis Art

AWA welcomes first Malaysian deposit

The Arctic World Archive is proud to welcome the first Malaysian deposit which joins the growing repository of world memory. This...

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Multiple Institutions

Data from around the world now preserved for 1000 years

The Arctic World Archive, a secure vault of world memory in the far arctic north, has again opened its doors...

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Wisława Szymborska

AWA welcomes Nobel Prize winner Wisława Szymborska

The Arctic World Archive (AWA) has now officially welcomed the work of Nobel Prize winner, Wisława Szymborska (Poland), to its...

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Embassy of Kazakhstan in Norway

AWA welcomes first deposit from Kazakhtstan

The Arctic World Archive (AWA) has today welcomed the constitution of Kazakhstan to its growing repository of world memory. \ \ In a...

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Multiple Institutions

More treasures for the Arctic World Archive

On the remote arctic island of Svalbard, a diverse group of people gathered with a shared purpose: to ensure survival...

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Olga Tokarczuk Foundation

Nobel Prize laureate stores life’s work in AWA

Coinciding with the Nobel Peace Prize announcement for 2020, Piql is thrilled to announce the first Arctic World Archive (AWA)...

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GitHub

GitHub open source code now stored forever

We are thrilled to announce that we have now received GitHub’s deposit of its public repositories. On 8 July, 186 reels...

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UNICEF

UNICEF deposits Child Convention in AWA

To celebrate World Children’s Day and 30-year anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights...

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GitHub

Piql supports GitHub with perpetual data storage

Piql supports GitHub with perpetual data storage The announcement came during GitHub’s Universe conference in San Francisco, where the company announced...

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Arctic World Archive

A new initiative to experience Arctic preservation

Announcing a new initiative to experience Arctic preservation—The Arc Piql is excited to contribute to a new collaborative project—The Arc—a visitor...

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Multiple Institutions

Arctic World Archive receives more world treasures

Institutions and companies from around the world have gathered in Svalbard to deposit their treasures in the Arctic World Archive. The...

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Multiple Institutions

Public’s top 10 to be stored in the Arctic World Archive

Public’s top 10 to be stored in the Arctic World Archive The Arctic World Archive will become home to 10 more...

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