All posts tagged: collecting

A time for giving

Christmas is upon us and for a lot of people it means a great exchange of gifts. In the Ethnographic Collections at MoMu there is an abundance of objects that have been given as gifts over the years. Some have been given as parting gifts to […]

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Talking Gongs and Aching Buttocks

The first, middle and last rule of thumb in ethnographic fieldwork is that you gotta spend time with your informants to get to know them. Sounds easy enough. Do a bit of “deep hanging out”, participate in stuff and go write about it. Well, in […]

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Meet the curator: Mikael Gravers

In the Ethnographic Collections at Moesgaard Museum, we have a big collection of artefacts and photographs from Thailand: EA212. It was curated by Associate Professor Emeritus at Aarhus University, Mikael Gravers, during an ethnographic fieldwork that took place from October 1970 to July 1972 in […]

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