Museumsformidling i Børnehøjde

Anders Kring Mortensen

Studenteropgave: Speciale


The thesis focuses on museum communication directed at children. The title of the thesis can loosely be translated into 'Museum communication in children's reach'. This is meant both figuratively and literally. The aim of the thesis is to investigate how children can be taken into account as a target group at a museum of local history. The thesis takes point of departure in some of the conducts developed by the Danish Ministry of Cultural Affairs considering museum communication. These conducts is used as a tool for inspiration, both for the theoretical and the more practical part of the thesis. The thesis is centered around a case-study, namely 'Folkemuseet', which is a museum of local history situated in Hillerød. Hillerød is a medium-sized Danish town in the northern part of Zealand. 'Folkemuseet' consists of four museums. One of these, 'Bymuseet', contains the exhibition of local history. During the winter and spring of 2012 this exhibition was renewed and rebuilt. I functioned as an integrated member of the team, which carried out this transformation. In the process I have used my theoretical standpoint as a point of departure in order to create an exhibition, which has children as a part of its target audience. In the thesis I evaluate both my own work and the exhibition itself. The latter is analyzed through participants observations. The thesis does not give definitive answers, which can solve the challenges connected to creating exhibitions for children. Instead it functions as a means to an end and serves as a source of inspiration for people who wish to create exhibitions for children.

UddannelserHistorie, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato10 sep. 2012
VejledereCarsten Tage Nielsen


  • Museologi
  • Formidling
  • lokalmuseer