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130 years of colonial and postcolonial exhibitions in Denmark about The Danish West Indies

Halberg, Rikke Lie LU (2018) In Gränsløs. Tidskrift för studier av Öresundsregionens historia, kultur och samhällsliv. p.74-87
Abstract
uring the last 130 years, a number of exhibitions have interpreted and shown the Danish West Indies. The exhibitions are generally characterized by two tendencies: A rather romantic view on the colonial past with a strong focus on trade, goods and the maritime. 2017 marked the centennial for the sale of the former colony and – more importantly, perhaps – it also marked a new way of exhibiting the Danish colonial past. As the centennial now is over, it is vital to address how the discussions and results from the 2017 centennial will carry on in the years to come, in museums as well as in a broader setting. This article discusses the majority of larger exhibitions that have partly or entirely focused on The Danish West Indies since 1888.
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130 år av koloniala och postkoloniala utställningar i Danmark om Danska västindien
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kolonialism, postkolonialism, Danmark, Danska västindien, museum, museer, utställning, slaveri, Colonialism, Postcolonialism, Danish West Indies, Denmark, exhibition, museum, slavery
in
Gränsløs. Tidskrift för studier av Öresundsregionens historia, kultur och samhällsliv.
issue
9
pages
74 - 87
publisher
Centrum för Öresundsstudier, Lunds universitet
ISSN
2001-4961
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English
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no
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b8bfe10d-471f-4395-ae93-f6a36eb24eef
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https://journals.lub.lu.se/grl/article/view/18656/16926
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2018-12-14 11:29:57
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  author       = {Halberg, Rikke Lie},
  issn         = {2001-4961},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {9},
  pages        = {74--87},
  publisher    = {Centrum för Öresundsstudier, Lunds universitet},
  series       = {Gränsløs. Tidskrift för studier av Öresundsregionens historia, kultur och samhällsliv.},
  title        = {130 years of colonial and postcolonial exhibitions in Denmark about The Danish West Indies},
  url          = {https://journals.lub.lu.se/grl/article/view/18656/16926},
  year         = {2018},
}