Museum as Academy: Research Practices at Copenhagen’s Medical Museion

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Museum as Academy: Research Practices at Copenhagen’s Medical Museion

A photo of objects from the exhibition KINTSUGI: Golden body repairs (2017) (courtesy of Medical Museion)

Museums have always supported learning and inquiry, but the last twenty years have seen a flourishing of reinvented university museums, following a period of neglect. This paper is grounded in the case of Medical Museion at the University of Copenhagen, which experiments with relations between research and museum practice. The authors draw on multiple thinkers to build an image of a ‘museum method’ that invites playful circling, imaginative leaps, boundary-crossing, and serendipitous collaborations centered on encounters between objects and diverse visitors.

To cite this item:

Arnold K; Bencard A; Tybjerg K; Whiteley L (2021) Museum as Academy: Research Practices at Copenhagen’s Medical Museion. The Garage Journal: Studies in Art, Museums & Culture, 03: 52–81. DOI: 10.35074/GJ.2021.42.68.005

Published: 24.09.2021

Publication type: Article