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green tara, nepal, buddhism, collections, moesgaard, anthropology, archaeology

Green Tara: The Mother of Liberation

She is beautiful. She is the ‘mother of liberation’. She is Green Tara. Tara is a Buddhist tantric meditation deity, and she takes many forms. One of the most widely known forms is the Green Tara, who is known as the Buddha of enlightened activity. […]

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cannon, malaysia, ceremony, ethnography, moesgaard museum, collections, momu, anthropology

Ceremonial cannon

Can we just talk about how awesome this cannon is? It is not that big – about 67 centimetres in length – but that is actually one of the great things about it. Because cannons are usually these gigantic beasts, but this one you can […]

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samurai, sword, armour, japan, museum, collection, moesgaard, ethnography, aarhus

A Museum Tale: Samurai Garbs

The readers will have to excuse the author for being even more of a nerd than usual. But in museum ethnography and some part of anthropology, the explanatory powers of objects are being explored these years. I just read a book a couple of weeks […]

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jens bjerre, love, nut, papua new guinea, moesgaard museum, de etnografiske samlinger, ethnography, collections, museum, aarhus, denmark

Nuts about love?

You know the feeling. The feeling of being young and in love. Life is golden sunshine and you want to embrace the whole world and all living creatures in it. Beauty pervades everything. You cannot think clearly – and you don’t care! All you think […]

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