Fakta og fantasi, historiebrug og museernes troværdighed

Translated title of the contribution: Facts and imagination – the uses of history and the credibility of museums

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This article discusses a somewhat controversial exhibition at the UNESCO World Heritage Site Kronborg Castle in Elsinore, The Royal Series at Kronborg Castle – Facts and Imagination with Jim Lyngvild and Poul Grinder- Hansen, which opened at Kronborg Castle in April 2021. The authors contributed to the exhibition’s content and form, Signe Lykke Littrup as curator and project manager, senior researcher Poul Grinder-Hansen as historical co-creator of the exhibition’s content in text, speech, and film. The article is built around experiences from the exhibition, methodological and theoretical considerations about its communication skills and quotes from interviews with guests who visited the exhibition in the summer and autumn of 2021. The article concludes that a cultural-historical exhibition can, through the conscious use of both contemporary and ancient works of art in a dialogue-based form, involve guests and create considerations about the conditions for the uses of the past in storytelling.
Translated title of the contributionFacts and imagination – the uses of history and the credibility of museums
Original languageDanish
JournalNordisk Museologi
Issue number1-2
Pages (from-to)20-36
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2024

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