Arctic World Archive

for world memory

ARCTIC WORLD ARCHIVE™

Our goal is to ensure that precious memories and valued cultural items are never lost, but can be kept forever, with- out the risks of data courrption or technology obsolence. Data stored in the Archive is offline, secure, resilient and has been tested to last for more than 1000 years in this vault. Data can be accessed quickly and efficiently should the need arise via a high speed fibre optic connection.

Established in 2017, the Arctic World Archive™ holds an im- presssive collection of valuable digitial artefacts and irre- placeable information from around the world, with over 15 contributing nations. The Archive is home to manuscripts from the Vatican Library, political histories, masterpeices from differnt eras (including Rembrandt and Munch), scientific break- throughs and contemporary cultural treasures. “ It is an amazing feeling to know that my own nation’s memory will be kept safe for future generations to see on this arctic island. Erick Cardoso, National Archive of Mexico

LOCATION

The Arctic World Archive™ is set deep inside an arctic mountain on the Svalbard archipelago. Svalbard is a de- clared demilitarised zone by 42 nations. The safety, securi- ty and remoteness made it a perfect choice for an archive of such valuable information. Further, the cool dry per- mafrost conditions increases the longevity of the stored data.

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