History of Sandal Private Museum

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On August 17, 2018 the owner of Fil. Dr. Jan-U. Sandal Institute made a consecutive decission and instantly gave an excecutive order to open Sandal Private Museum. To secure the long term financing of the Sandal Private Museum and its scientific and educational activities the Museum Fund was erected on September 6, the same year. The search for an appropriate venue to host the Sandal Private Museum began directly. Several options were analyzed and the choice fell on a venue in immediate proximity of the Fil. Dr. Jan-U. Sandal Institute located at the Institute Campus # 2. The following months were busy relocating artifacts from their previous positions to the new venue. A huge number of artifacts that had been accumulated over many decads and stored at varios addresses, had to be moved. During the spring semester 2019 the exhibition, repository and scientific sections of the Sandal Private Museum were installed.


The first call for applications to the Sandal Private Museum Exchange Programme (SPME) was distributed among Professors and scholars affiliated to the Fil. Dr. Jan-U. Sandal Institute International University Network world wide, covering 85 thousand students and 20 thousand faculty members. Application deadline was set to March 15, 2019 at 23:59 (Oslo time), and exchange periode was from June 7 – 16, the same year. The main goals for the exchange program for each scholar were writing a scientific article for publishing and preparing a scientific guide presentation based on the experiences at Fil. Dr. Jan-U. Sandal Private Museum, increasing scientific interaction nationally and globally, and developing effective knowledge transfer mechanisms.


The Inauguration of Sandal Private Museum took place on June 15, 2019.


The opening session took place during the


Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, represented by Minister Counselor Associate Prof. Dr. DO SON HAI, other Embassy representatives, and a large number of foreign prominent scientists, professors, students and guests associated with the Fil. Dr. Jan-U. Sandal International University Network attended the ceremony. In the opening speech, the Minister Counselor expressed his appreciation for the fruitful long-term collaboration between Prof. Acad. Dinh Van Nha, the owner of OMEGA Institute, and vice president of East Asian University, Hanoi and Fil. Dr. Jan-U. Sandal Institute, Norway and the educational programs delivered to Hanoi and to the students, academic staff and businesspeople through the partnership as well as the inauguration of the Sandal Private Museum. In his opening keynote address, Prof. Dr. Jan-Urban Sandal emphasized that the Sandal Private Museum opens up new opportunities for international scientific and educational cooperation in connection with the Institute's International University Network that includes nine universities and one university consortium in seven countries on four continents comprising more than 85,000 students and 20,000 faculty members. The purpose of the Sandal Private Museum is to collect, preserve, interpret, and display items of productive, artistic, cultural, or scientific significance for the education of the independent scientists as well as the public. The creation of artifacts demonstrates sophisticated and enlightened ways of analyzing the production function and the life and work of the entrepreneur. Sandal Private Museum represents a leading center for the production of new knowledge in its fields of interest, emphasizing cultural family heritage through objects of intrinsic values. Sandal Private Museum invites independent scientists, researchers, doctoral candidates, students, and members of the public. Sandal Private Museum offers a doctoral course, Documentation, Exhibition and Museum Science, course code, DM-01-A.