Research projects at The National Museum of Denmark

Cross-disciplinary focal research area

Northern Worlds

The National Museum has launched its largest cross-disciplinary research programme: 'Northern Worlds'. From 2009 to 2013 the initiative will undertake research and interpretation and propagate new knowledge of the relations between man, climate and environment from the Ice Age hunters to the present day populations in the cold regions.

Read more about the research programme 'Northern Worlds'.

Large research projects

The ArCo project

Arco is a multinational, EU funded research project, dealing with aging related challenges regarding conserved archaeological wood. In Arco, a number of samples of preserved wood treated with different impregnating agents and of different origins will be examined.

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Pre-Christian Cult Sites

Pre-Christian Cult Sites is a research project on the pagan religion of the Iron Age and Viking period.Over a five year period the aim is to examine and describe the development of the pre-Christian religion in the first millennium AD in an international, interdisciplinary collaboration involving both humanistic and scientific disciplines.

Continue to the project  'Pre-Christian Cult Sites'.

Center for Textile Research (CTR)

The Danish National Research Foundation's Centre for Textile Research (CTR) has since 2010 been an integrated part of the National Museum of Denmark. CTR explores 2010-2015 the connection between textile/skin, environment and society. In the research programme Textile Crafts and Cultures the unique collections of textile and skin costumes at the National Museum of Denmark dated to the Bronze and Early Iron Age will be explored.

Read more about CTR

The Serampore Initiative

The Serampore Initiative of the National Museum of Denmark aims at ensuring the preservation of the physical remains of the Indo-Danish history in Serampore. By partaking in preservation collaborations, the Initiative also wishes to explore and promote knowledge of the joint cultural heritage related to Serampore.

Read more about the Serampore Initiative

The Jelling Project

The Jelling Project is a research and publicity project, which centres on the unique monuments at Jelling - a compound with individual parts, that mark both the transition from paganism to Christianity and the establishment of Danish royal power in the Viking Age. The aim is to explore the transformation that Danish society underwent during the Viking Age and early Middle Ages under strong influence from abroad.

Continue on to The Jelling Project.

The Tranquebar Initiative

The Tranquebar Initiative at The National Museum is a joint research and restoration project between The National Museum and Indian and Danish institutions. The objective is to focus on Denmark's history as a colonial power in India and to explore a shared Danish-Indian cultural heritage.



SILA - Arctic Centre
Pots & Potters in Society
The Ghana Initiative
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