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Day of the dead, dia de muertos, la catrina, aztec, Mexico, Moesgaard Museum, momu, collections, death, underworld, skeleton, skull, Mictēcacihuātl

La Catrina: From the Aztec underworld to the Day of the Dead

This weekend Moesgaard Museum celebrated the Day of the Dead, or Día de Muertos, in style. We had paper flowers, coloured paper hangings, lively skeletons greeting our guests, face painting, and an altar for the dead. And in our ethnographic exhibition, La Catrina and her […]

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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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moesgaard museum, de etnografiske samlinger, ethnography, collections, museum, aarhus, denmark

Museum of Trash – USA

Nelson Molina, retired New York sanitation worker, took the phrase “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” to the next level! For decades Nelson collected treasures from New York city trash, putting them on display at the Sanitation Garage at 99th Street in Manhattan, New […]

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