All posts tagged: denmark

nisse, elf, christmas, santa claus, jul, julemand, moesgaard museum, ethnography, etnografi, antropologi, momu, jul

Beware the angry elf!

Who says Christmas has to be this happy time, where everybody revels in candles, presents, and family comfort, and where you might meet a jolly Father Christmas accompanied by a helpful elf in every department store and kindergarten across the land. Looking at the little […]

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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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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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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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