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Att låta föremålen komma ur sina glasmontrar - En studie kring utställningen "Jordens Folk" på Danmarks Nationalmuseum

Svenstrup Mogensen, Anne LU (2012) KULK10 20121
Division of Cultural Management
Abstract
In this essay I analyze the exhibition ”Peoples of the earth”. In order to do this I have asked
questions that look into the intentions of the exhibition, the experience of the visitor and the
future changes that the ethnographic department is working towards. The methodology used
to study these questions are my own experiences from the exhibition, an interview with
museum curator Mille Gabriel from the ethnographic department, theory from the research
fields anthropology and museology and comparing studies with ”Ethnologisches Museum” in
Berlin.
I discover more issues and problems with the exhibition when it comes to museum pedagogy,
communication with the visitors and in the representation of other cultures. But my
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In this essay I analyze the exhibition ”Peoples of the earth”. In order to do this I have asked
questions that look into the intentions of the exhibition, the experience of the visitor and the
future changes that the ethnographic department is working towards. The methodology used
to study these questions are my own experiences from the exhibition, an interview with
museum curator Mille Gabriel from the ethnographic department, theory from the research
fields anthropology and museology and comparing studies with ”Ethnologisches Museum” in
Berlin.
I discover more issues and problems with the exhibition when it comes to museum pedagogy,
communication with the visitors and in the representation of other cultures. But my
conclusion is that great changes have and are happening at the museum in terms of museum
pedagogy and constructing ethnographic exhibitions. In the future the museum will be
concentrating more on the contextualization of the museum objects and on communication
with and involvement of the visitor. There has also been a change in the way the museum
wishes to represent cultures and in future exhibitions the goal is to show the development the
cultures have undergone from early times to the present. At the same time the museum now
feels ready to integrate the voices of the people in the exhibition and letting them help making
the construction of their cultures presented in the museum. (Less)
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author
Svenstrup Mogensen, Anne LU
supervisor
organization
course
KULK10 20121
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
interpretation., visitor, curator, contextualization, "the museum effect", authenticity, hybridity, culture, museum objects, ethnographic museum, Museum exhibits
language
Swedish
id
2858275
date added to LUP
2012-08-27 15:46:04
date last changed
2014-05-16 14:30:50
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  abstract     = {In this essay I analyze the exhibition ”Peoples of the earth”. In order to do this I have asked 
questions that look into the intentions of the exhibition, the experience of the visitor and the 
future changes that the ethnographic department is working towards. The methodology used 
to study these questions are my own experiences from the exhibition, an interview with 
museum curator Mille Gabriel from the ethnographic department, theory from the research 
fields anthropology and museology and comparing studies with ”Ethnologisches Museum” in 
Berlin.
I discover more issues and problems with the exhibition when it comes to museum pedagogy, 
communication with the visitors and in the representation of other cultures. But my 
conclusion is that great changes have and are happening at the museum in terms of museum 
pedagogy and constructing ethnographic exhibitions. In the future the museum will be 
concentrating more on the contextualization of the museum objects and on communication 
with and involvement of the visitor. There has also been a change in the way the museum 
wishes to represent cultures and in future exhibitions the goal is to show the development the 
cultures have undergone from early times to the present. At the same time the museum now 
feels ready to integrate the voices of the people in the exhibition and letting them help making 
the construction of their cultures presented in the museum.},
  author       = {Svenstrup Mogensen, Anne},
  keyword      = {interpretation.,visitor,curator,contextualization,"the museum effect",authenticity,hybridity,culture,museum objects,ethnographic museum,Museum exhibits},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Att låta föremålen komma ur sina glasmontrar - En studie kring utställningen "Jordens Folk" på Danmarks Nationalmuseum},
  year         = {2012},
}