All posts tagged: collection

Video Diary from Sumba Island

In September, anthropologist Victor Krusell went to Sumba Island, Indonesia, to collect objects for our Ethnographic Collections at Moesgaard Museum. In the video below, you can follow his and the objects’ journey – and in the bottom, we have showcased two central objects, that now […]

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All my bags are packed

At the museum, we are looking forward to the summer season. Guests from all over the world will visit us and our beautiful city, and we are more than ready to welcome them! Hopefully they will save a little space in their bags for nice […]

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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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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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Bird Mask – Chad

  We know – it’s too late for Halloween inspiration! Nevertheless, this mask deserves some attention, not least because of the effort it must have taken to wear it. Made to resemble a bird’s head – more specifically the head of a large Ground Hornbil […]

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