BarentsburgThe Norwegian Governor of Svalbard asked the Pomor Museum in the Russian settlement of Barentsburg to give historical objects to Longyearbyen, as they require a special climate control to be preserved.

The Pomor Museum is in poor condition and was closed to the public this summer. Trust Arktikugol, the Russian mining company which owns the museum, refused to send the objects to the Norwegian town of Longyearbyen.