Galleries, libraries, archives and museums
Galleries, libraries, archives and museums are cultural institutions that organize, curate, recommend, preserve and disseminate information and culture. They are society’s memory institutions.
The Section for Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAM) studies topics related to cultural mediation, cultural policy, user studies and evaluations, literacy, participation and citizenship, social media, digital cultural heritage and digitization. We also deal with the development and history of GLAM institutions, exhibition design, knowledge organization and the future role of the GLAMs. The institutions' core tasks are to preserve, document and disseminate literature, art and cultural heritage; for this reason, these are also central topics.
Convergence in LAM
Libraries, Archives and Museums are institutions that have arisen in different contexts and with different rationales. Therefore, they are different. However, today we see that institutions often face the same challenges and act similarly, in surprising as well as in predictable ways. We are interested in this development and explore different explanatory models that can increase understanding of the field today.
Library history and library development
Libraries have played and continue to play an important role in the development modern societies. For example, regarding the development of democracy, freedom of speech and the equal acces to information. Furthermore, they have an important function as a public institution for self-education. We are interested in the history and development of libraries and the interaction between communities, media, places, buildings, collections, staff and users.
Cultural institutions and cultural policy
The relationship between agents in the cultural field (including decision makers, cultural intermediaries / producers and users) is changing in these years. Digitalization and media development are changing and challenging the landscape of cultural policy: The distinction between consumers and producers is blurred, cultural heritage is digitized, just as perception of the value of the arts and culture is changing. We are interested in how cultural institutions interact with society and how this interaction changes the role and legitimacy of the institutions in a historical and contemporary context.
Cultural mediation and dissemination
We define cultural mediation and dissemination as the efforts made by public and private actors in order to provide their users with knowledge, experiences or opportunities of expression in relation to art and culture. We are interested in how cultural dissemination has changed from focusing on content to being more dialogue-based and engaging, both digitally (e.g. in connection with open cultural heritage data) and physically. We are also interested in the role of cultural communication in relation to concepts such as education and literacy.
Danish Library History
Funding: Augustinusfonden and others
Project period: 2019-2020
Contact: Nan Dahlkild
LAMC3 (Libraries, Archives & Museums: Changes, Challenges & Collaboration)
Project period: 2019-2020
Contact: Hans Dam Christensen
|Christensen, Hans Dam||Professor||+45 353-21325|
|Dahlkild, Nan||Associate professor||+45 353-21372|
|Elbeshausen, Hans||Associate professor||+45 353-21464|
|Høyrup, Helene||Associate professor||+45 98 92 30 39|
|Jochumsen, Henrik||Associate professor||+45 353-21312|
|Kann-Rasmussen, Nanna||Associate professor||+45 353-21388|
|Mathiasson, Mia Høj||PhD fellow||+45 353-21304|
|Myrczik, Eva Pina||Postdoc||+45 353-21373|
|Rasmussen, Casper Hvenegaard||Associate professor||+45 353-21369|
|Roued-Cunliffe, Henriette||Associate professor||+45 22 21 48 03|
|Rudloff, Maja||Postdoc||+45 353-21303|