In this article a story of digital sharing is told. The focus is on a collection of traditional Inuit material culture brought together on King William Island over 22 months in 1903–1905 by Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen. Today, shared interest in and concern for this collection centres the collaboration between the Nattilik Heritage Centre in Gjoa Haven, Arctic Canada, and the Museum of Cultural History in Oslo, Norway. A digital sharing portal launched in 2017 sets out to realise the space and framework for crucial collaborative practices concerning knowledge sharing and access to the material. The article discusses this process, using Clifford’s perspectives on the contact zone (1997) as an intake to discuss the construction and practice of this digital sharing site.
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