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Centre for Museum Studies

Viking ship seen from the front inndoor in a building. Photo.
Viking ship museum in Norway. Photo: Colourbox.

The Centre for Museum Studies is an interdisciplinary research centre that applies a range of diverse perspectives on museums and musealization processes.

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About the Centre

The Centre for Museum Studies aims to link the museological research undertaken at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages (IKOS) with research conducted by other parties elsewhere. Research at the Centre encompasses a wide range of museal institutions.


The Journal of Nordic Museology 

A forum for critical scholarly discussion of museum and heritage subjects in the Nordic countries. The thrice-yearly peer-reviewed journal focuses on issues and themes currently in the spotlight in the fields of museology, art, natural and cultural heritage, with contributions from many different professions and different bodies – thus providing a broad spectrum of approaches and insights.

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Head of Centre

Brita Brenna
Professor of Museology