BaltHerNet Portal Has a New Look!

January 10, 2017

At the very end of the year 2016 we were happy to announce that the BaltHerNet portal has a new look.

An electronic gateway was launched eight years ago and it has become an invaluable resource that provides information on the archival, library and museum collections of the Baltic diaspora and other relevant activities to preserve the cultural heritage of Baltic communities across the world. The web portal has helped us build up an active international community of national and private archives, museums, libraries, institutions of research, public associations and the Baltic diaspora. The web portal has also been a great tool for reaching out and informing the broader public about our activities.

The portal now has a new structure and modern design. Using the updated content map the new website has been developed to adapt to any screen size (responsive design) and also consider the additional opportunities that smart phones provide. The new version of the portal is based on the WordPress content management platform.

We would like to thank Kala Ruudus Ltd and URL Ltd for the portal’s modern design and programming work. Many thanks to the members of the working group of the Estonian archives abroad (VAT) and our Baltic partners for helping to create the new portal content structure. Heartfelt thanks also go to Karin Kiisk, Kadi Kuivits and Marika Mayfield, who helped transfer the information collected over many years from the old portal to the new web environment.

We also thank the Compatriots Program and the Ministry of Culture and Education of Estonia for being our main sponsor since the portal was launched eight years ago.

We welcome everyone to visit our new portal! Your input and news are always welcome on the portal!

Piret Noorhani