Kontroversen om udstillingen af Peter Lundins mordvåben

Julie Staal Østergaard, Martin Schmidt, Nanna Ewald Petersen & Mustansar Mohamood-Du-Din Mirza

Studenteropgave: Basisprojekt


This scientific research examines the purpose of the exhibition of Peter Lundin’s murder weapon in 2012 at The Danish Police Museum in Copenhagen. Furthermore, the project analyzes four chosen statements from the public debate and an interview with the director of the museum, Frederik Strand. We will answer the thesis statement based on museum theory, argumentation theory, and theory about collective memory. The project discusses whether the exhibition can be categorized as dark tourism and which factors effects a museums consideration when exhibiting controversial objects.
The project concludes that the purpose of the exhibition was to contribute to the debate about evil. In addition, it is concluded that there was a general negative attitude in the public debate. Furthermore, it is concluded that the factors which effects the consideration of controversial exhibitions are the time from the case to the exhibition and the relatives of the victims. Generally, the project concludes that there are no concrete regulations regarding the above-mentioned factors and therefore it comes down to a subjective estimation case by case.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato18 dec. 2018
Antal sider49
VejledereClaus Bundgård Christensen


  • Peter Lundin
  • Mordvåben
  • Politimuseet
  • Museum