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Organization profile

Organization profile

Museum Kolding is a new museum organization, established on 1 January 2021 as the result of a merger between Museet på Koldinghus and the Christiansfeld Centre. Today, the organization also includes the new-built Skamlingsbanken Visitor Centre.

Museum Kolding is a state-approved museum of modern history in Kolding Municipality. In addition, the museum has a particular focus on Danish silver from the Renaissance to now, with an emphasis on the 20th and 21st centuries and mainly from the perspective of cultural, industrial and craft history. The museum further has a special responsibility for the UNESCO World Heritage town of Christiansfeld, including conserving, protecting and making the world heritage accessible to the public.

Within these areas of responsibility, Museum Kolding aims to enhance the connection between cultural history, crafts and design in every aspect of the museum’s work.

Museum Kolding has three exhibition and visitor sites: the Stable Yard in Kolding, Skamlingsbanken Visitor Centre and the UNESCO World Heritage town of Christiansfeld.  

 Research profile

Museum Kolding undertakes research within its specific focus areas. During the current strategic period, the museum’s research activities address the following themes:

  • Traces of wars
  • Spaces and borders
  • The German occupation
  • Danish silver – design, craft and production
  • The museum collection
  • Christiansfeld, a Moravian Church settlement and UNESCO World Heritage Site

Museum Kolding engages in a wide range of cross-institutional research collaborations.

Museum Kolding engages in a wide range of cross-institutional research collaborations.

In a partnership with Vejle Museums, Fredericia Museum, Museum Horsens, Glud Museum, Museum Vestfyn and the Centre for Preservation of Cultural Heritage – Conservation Centre Vejle, the museum is responsible for the peer-reviewed cross-disciplinary journal ‘Tings Tale’ (The Speech of Things), which is published in collaboration with Aarhus University Press.

The museum is also a partner institution of the new research unit Center for Design og produktionshistorie (Centre for Design and Production History) at Design Studies, University of Southern Denmark.



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