Organisation profile

Organisation profile

Museum Horsens is responsible for focused collection management as well as active research
and dissemination within its areas of responsibility.
Horsens has an exciting past and present – and a promising future. The museum utilises and
exposes this in new ways, based on good stories and with a view to strengthening the
identities and self-perception of residents and visitors alike. The hybrid character of the
museum is actively utilised both in the internal collaboration as well as in the external
Specific research plan for art
In the coming years, Horsens Art Museum wishes to strengthen the research within its core
area: Danish art after 1980.
Through a strengthened research effort, we will work to:

  • Put artists from the museum collection into a temporal, social, political and aesthetic context.
  • Establish connections between the artists who are included in the museum collection.
    Strengthen a type of research that is accessible and useful to everyone, thus ensuring openness and co-ownership in relation to museum users.
  • Strengthen the collaboration with the universities both through collaborative researchas well as through internship schemes, provision of research assignments for thesispurposes, etc.

Specific research plan for cultural history
Research in recent times will focus on two main areas: Punishment throughout the ages and
the history of Horsens in a broad sense. Amongst others, the latter will result in the book
series ”Horsens in Decades”, articles in various anthologies, and a monograph on the history of
Horsens. Punishment as a field of research will be integrated into a major national project in
collaboration with Aalborg University and the Danish Centre for Urban History.
The field of archaeological research is described using eight general themes. These are
described in the Department of Archaeology – Strategies and guidelines. This is a general
catalogue which is regularly prioritised. The eight themes are:

  • Man by fjord and stream
  • Man in the countryside
  • Man in cities and towns
  • Man in the Middle Ages
  • Man and metal
  • Man and conflict
  • Man and faithMan and the material culture

Across the eight fields of research are several more general issues which are considered
general issues of the archaeological field:

  • Clarification, understanding and breaking down period transitions.
  • Understanding comprises the cultural landscape in its entirety, including the use of available resources, infrastructure, settlement, rites/faith, defences, productions, etc.


  • Kunstforskning 70.7
  • Straf 34.3
  • Arkæologi (Den arkæologiske videnskab 90.72; Forhistorisk arkæologi 91.1; Bibelsk arkæologi 22.08; Primitive folkeslag 59.5)
  • Kulturhistorie 90.1

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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