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Museum of Southwest Jutland

Organisational unit: Museum

Contact information

Tangevej 6
  • Phone: +45 76 16 39 39

Organisation profile

Museum of Southwest Jutland has its head quarter in Ribe and covers the municipalities of Esbjerg and Fanø at the northern Wadden Sea area. The museum has a strong archeological tradition, especially concerning Viking Age Ribe. The museum has a formalized collaboration with Suzhou Museum, China, and close relations to the Museum of the City of New York (concerning social reformator and photo documentarist Jacob A. Riis).

Research profile
Museum of Southwest Jutland has a strong research tradition and publishes the recognized archeological journal By, marsk og geest and the peer-reviewed yearbook Levende viden. The research strategy contains the following themes:
•    Settlement development from late Stone Age till the end of Bronze Age (2800-500 BC)
•    Iron Age in West Jutland – settlements, burials and society
•    Culture, Business and Tourism in the Wadden Sea Region
•    Centre and Town in Southwest Jutland in a Northern European perspective
•    Visual cultural history
•    Heritage Communication and Management
•    Resistance 1940-45

Latest prizes

  1. Hæderslegat fra Elli og Peter Ove Christensens Fond

    Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

  2. MCN 2015 scholarship

    Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

  3. Årets offentlige bestyrelse

    Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

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Latest research outputs

  1. Published

    Modstand: Træk af modstandskampen i Esbjerg, Ribe og Bramming 1940-45

    Research output: Book/ReportBookCommunication

  2. Published

    Små symboler med stor betydning

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleCommunication

  3. Published

    Workshop production of brooches with religious symbolism around the year 1100 in Denmark

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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Latest activities

  1. Vikingetidens begravelsesbåde

    Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

  2. Endrupholmfonden (External organisation)

    Activity: MembershipMembership in board of company or public organisation

  3. Jacob A. Riis og national identitet

    Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

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