Polman, Påhlman, von Pohlmann family
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Polmanarkivet is a digital archive and museum related to the Polman, Påhlman, and von Pohlmann family who originated in Germany, Sweden, and Estonia. Polmanarkivet contains an extensive repository of digital collections, interactive exhibits, and research material, including letters, manuscripts, artefacts, maps, photographs & more. It is responsible for the collection and dissemination of items that might be of genealogical or historical value.
One may ask, why focus on the Polmans? How were they so important? However, as they are part of Jake’s direct paternal lineage, it only made sense to delve into their history as far back as possible. While the Polmans may not have the same level of notoriety as their titled noble counterparts like the Koskull, Oxenstierna, or Wrangel families, this actually makes their story all the more intriguing. Much of their history remains inaccessible — buried in archives and written in Swedish or German. Our goal is to bring this information to light and prove that their accomplishments were indeed significant in their time, but have been overlooked or lost in history.
We boldly champion connection and equitable access to materials, working together in collaboration, and practising responsible curation to safeguard collections for future generations. These aren’t just values, they’re our ethical compass, influencing every choice we make. Together, these core values are the gold standard against which all Polmanarkivet’s activities are measured.
Polmanarkivet is always open and does innovative museum work — without a physical or permanent building. Physical spaces are expensive and create barriers to access and we want everyone to be able to access our collections, exhibits, and research.
At the moment, Polmanarkivet consists of two unpaid members, a Museum Director & Editor We hope to establish more support and an expert counsel with high competence in various subject areas. In the meantime, we are in the process of creating partnerships with other museums, archives, and networks in Sweden and elsewhere. Interested in volunteering? Get in touch.
Polmanarvkiet is a not-for-profit archive and museum, funded through self-funds and contributions. We have no fixed grant or operational income.
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