“Gáktis through changing times”

Online exhibition from the research project “Gáktis through changing times”. A gákti is the traditional folk costume worn by the Sámi people of northern Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia. The main goal of this project has been to study the changes in the use of gákti in the Nesseby municipality through the last century, and how these changes are related to larger changes in the society such as the Norwegianization assimilation policy and the Sámi vitalization process. The project is financed by the development programme for museums within the Art Council of Norway. Photos from outdoor marked and Sámi national day.