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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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Steering committee

Museology participants play an active role and are part of the steering committee for Dansk Center for Museumsforskning.

Uses of the Past

The research programme in museology participates in Uses of the Past, which is a special focus area at the Faculty of Arts. 


Architecture, design, and the built environment

The research unit engages with the past and present of architecture, design, and the built environment, with a focus on the history and theory of 20th century architecture and the city. 
Integrating the multiple discourses that constitute architecture, the project approaches spatial design as creative practice and as a rooted social and cultural phenomenon.

Digital cultural heritage studies

The research group address the mediation process and meaning making when art and culture is analysed and documented digitally in museums and collections.
The group is affiliated SMK Open, The National Gallery in Denmark’s digital initiative.

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. 



Programme director

The research programme in Museology is represented in the research committee at the School of Communication and Culture by Ane Hejlskov Larsen.