All posts tagged: museum

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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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A Museum Tale: Samurai Garbs

The readers will have to excuse the author for being even more of a nerd than usual. But in museum ethnography and some part of anthropology, the explanatory powers of objects are being explored these years. I just read a book a couple of weeks […]

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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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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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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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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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