Throughout history, infrastructure has shaped society and landscapes. The infrastructural investments that take place today will shape everyday life for future generations. The Center for Business History and the Swedish National Maritime and Transport Museums, SMTM, are collaborating on a pilot project aimed at making valuable collections of transport history material accessible and useful. The project is financed by Trafikverket (Swedish Transport Administration) and takes place in close consultation with administration staff.
By compiling knowledge about existing collections and research carried out, and arranging, listing and digitizing selected archive material, the project will facilitate research on infrastructure in a historical perspective. It will also support the Swedish Transport Administration’s infrastructure planning and daily care of transport historical environments.
The collections that the project works with include the railway history collections at the Railway Museum in Gävle, the road history collections in Arboga and Kjula (east of Eskilstuna) and the aviation history collections in Arlanda.
The project aims to be completed by end of 2023.