All posts filed under: South America

hammock, sleeping, summer, moesgaard, sun, vacation, anthropology, collections

Resting in the shade…

Uhmmm… vacation. The annual break from the hectic normal life. Days to be spent under a blue sky with a cool drink and a good book within reach – in a hammock. This is the recipe – at least for me – for a perfect […]

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brazil, mask, tourism, colours, ethnic, moesgaard, ethnography, anthropology, aarhus, denmark

Mask, Brazil

In the archive of the Ethnographic Collections, Moesgaard Museum, there is a file called “Tourist in the 1960s”. There are no artefacts related to the file, but the files bears witness to an interest in tourism in the middle of the 20th century. Tourism as […]

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shrunken head, ecuador, peru, halloween, jivaro, moesgaard museum, de etnografiske samlinger, ethnography, collections, museum, aarhus, denmark

Strange tourism: Fake shrunken head

The objects in our museum collections have often travelled far to get here. They have made their way to Denmark in the luggage of Arctic explorers, khaki clad adventurers, inquisitive anthropologists, devout missionaries, and curious tourists. But once in a while, they just show up […]

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

Tales of the ordinary: Bolivian comb

In the galleries of museums – the almost holy institutions of Knowledge – audiences expect to see treasures, exotic objects, and curiosities from around the world. Objects that can excite, create fear, joy, and admiration. But, how does this comb fit into that picture? An […]

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