All posts filed under: Europe

Switzerland, sandals, shoes, feet, ethnography, anthropology, tuxen, collections, shoe collection

Free the feet! Swiss wooden sandals

A major Danish newspaper recently released a dress code, warning their employees not to get overly casual in order to survive the unusually warm May, we’ve had. No shorts or tank tops, no dresses above the knee. To us, sun-unaccustomed Danes, who complain when it […]

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Greenland, figurine, grave goods, Denmark, Collections, ethnography, independence, repatriation, elections

Elections and independence: Greenlandic figurine

Last week, there was an election in Greenland. Though Greenland is an autonomous constituent country within Denmark, there was much talk up to the election about the stirring movement for Greenlandic independence, and about whether the political parties Nunatta Qitornai and Partii Naleraq, agitating for […]

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shoe, royal, queen, baroness, moesgaard musem, tuxen, collection, denmark, aarhus

A royal visit and a royal shoe

Today, the Queen of Denmark comes for a visit. She will be opening the new Medieval Exhibition at Moesgaard Museum, so we are all on our best behaviour (I have to restrain myself from not running over to cuddle the bomb-sniffing dogs), and perhaps, we […]

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