Research programme in Museology

About the programme

The word “museology” means the science of museums – including research into museal processes such as collection, registration, preservation and communication. The research programme in museology is conducted by scholars from Aarhus University who adopt a wide variety of approaches to the ways in which society (both now and in the past) chooses, institutionalises and communicates the values which people wish to preserve as their common cultural, art and natural heritage.

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The research programme in museology participates in Uses of the Past, which is a special focus area at the Faculty of Arts. Participants play an active role and are part of the steering committee for Dansk Center for Museumsforskning.


Vores Museum ("Our Museum")

A national research and development project about innovative and digital museum communication. Participants from Aarhus University: Ane Hejlskov Larsen, Mia Falch Yates, Christiane Særkjær and Lise Skytte Jakobsen

View the project website (University of Southern Denmark)

The Research Programme in Museology participates in the conference Nordic Museum Histories in Odense, Denmark, 31 January 2018. 


Thu 22 Nov
13:29-13:30 | Moesgaard
Conference: Personal motivations in European museum making from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment
Conference hosted by the Research programme in Museology in cooperation with the project Cultural Encounter as a Precondition for European Identity and the research programme Materials, Culture and Heritage.
Tue 18 Dec
10:30-16:45 | Aarhus University, Studenterhusfonden, Fredrik Nielsens Vej 4, Room M2, 8000 Aarhus C
How men use museums
International seminar and workshop with local and external partners with the purpose of developing an international, interdisciplinary research project on gender issues in museum communication and collections.

Programme director

Ane Hejlskov Larsen

Associate professor, Centre Director
H bldg. 1580, 248
P +4587163039
P +4520434657

The research programme in Museology is represented in the research committee at the School of Communication and Culture by Karina Lykke Grand.