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Archives, Libraries and Museums

The ALM group explores similarities and differences in archives, libraries and museums. Archives, Libraries and Museums can be described as public and private institutions that organize, rank, sort, search, recommend and convey information and culture. They can also be described as memory institutions, cultural heritage institutions, information institutions or knowledge institutions.

Archives, Libraries and Museums are institutions that have arisen in different contexts and with different rationales. Therefore, they are different. However, the institutions often meet the same challenges today. They react in both surprising and predictable ways. It is these differences and similarities we explore in the ALM group. Challenges and opportunities related to digitization are a special focus for us, as are possible new institutional frameworks.

In our group we work together on joint projects, we read the texts of the field and discuss them as well as we discuss our individual projects - a selection of them can be seen below.

Projects

Hans Dam Christensen: Vice Chairman, Dansk Center for Museumsforskning, 2017-2018

Hans Dam Christensen: WP leader, Museum. A Culture of Copies, 2015-2019 (supported by The Research Council of Norway).

Hans Dam Christensen: Senior researcher in the research project Our Museum, 2016-2020 (supported by the Velux Foundations and Nordea-fonden) 

Maja Rudloff: Postdoc project: Det lokale kunstmuseum (supported by the New Carlsberg Foundation).

Susanne Krogh Jensen: PhD project: Generalist eller specialist? En undersøgelse af museumsprofessionens udvikling fra 1958 til i dag med særligt fokus på forventningerne til de museumsprofessionelles kompetencer. 

Eva Pina Myrczik: PhD project: Digital museumsformidling i Danmark: en kritisk evaluering af implementering og impact. 

Lisa Engström PhD project: Bibliotek minus bibliotekarier, vad blir det? 

Casper Hvenegaard Rasmussen and Henrik Jochumsen senior researchers ALMPUB – The ALM Field, Digitalization and the Public Sphere (Financed by The Research Council of Norway)

Mia Høj Mathiasson: PhD project: Folkebibliotekernes rolle i en digital tid: arrangementer, deltagelseskultur og demokrati. The project is part of the research project ALMPUB: The ALM Field, Digitalization and the Public Sphere (Financed by The Research Council of Norway)

Selected publications

Dam Christensen, H. (2016). A never-ending story: The gendered art museum revisited. Museum Management and Curatorship, 31(4), 349-368. DOI: 10.1080/0964 7775-2015.1120682

Dam Christensen, H. (2017). The art of copying: Five strategies for transforming originals in art museums. Culture Unbound, 9(1), 85-107. DOI: 10.3384/cu.2000.1525.179185  

Engström, L., & Rivano Eckerdal, J. (2017). In-between strengthened accessibility and economic demands: analysing self-service libraries from a user perspective. Journal of Documentation, 73(1), 145-159. DOI: 10.1108/JD-02-2016-0013

Hvenegaard Rasmussen, C. (2016). Formidlingsstrategier: En grundbog om kulturinstitutioners formidling. København, Samfundslitteratur. 223 s.

Hvenegaard Rasmussen, C. (2016). The participatory public library: the Nordic experience. New Library World. 117(9/10), 546-556. 

Jochumsen, H., Skot-Hansen, D & Hvenegaard Rasmussen, C. (2015) Towards Culture 3.0 - Performative space in the public library. In: International Journal of Cultural Policy

Jochumsen, H., Skot-Hansen, D & Hvenegaard Rasmussen, C. (2012) The four spaces: a new model for the public library. In: New Library World. Emerald Group Publishing Limited. Vol. 113. 

Kann-Rasmussen, N. & Tank, E.  (2016) Strategi som legitimitetsarbejde Strategiske svar på bibliotekernes udfordringer. Nordisk Tidsskrift for Informationsvidenskab og kulturformidling 5(3) 

Kann-Rasmussen, N. (2016) For samfundets skyld: Kulturlederes forestillinger om legitimitet og omverden. Nordisk Kulturpolitisk Tidskrift, 19(2) 

Rudloff, M. (2013). Det medialiserede museum. Digitale teknologiers transformation af museernes formidling. MedieKultur: Journal of media and communication research, vol. 29 (54), 65-86. 

Rudloff, M. (2014). Formidlingsbegrebets digitalisering i Danmark. Diskursive implikationer og praktiske konsekvenser. In Nordisk Museologi (2), 21-36.

Researchers

NameTitlePhoneE-mail
Christensen, Hans DamProfessor +45 353-21325E-mail
Engström, LisaPhD fellow +45 353-21314E-mail
Jensen, Susanne KroghPhD fellow  E-mail
Jochumsen, HenrikAssociate professor +45 353-21312E-mail
Kann-Rasmussen, NannaAssociate professor +45 353-21388E-mail
Mathiasson, Mia HøjPhD fellow +45 353-21304E-mail
Myrczik, Eva PinaPhD fellow +45 353-21373E-mail
Rasmussen, Casper HvenegaardAssociate professor +45 353-21369E-mail
Roued-Cunliffe, HenrietteAssociate professor +45 22 21 48 03E-mail
Rudloff, MajaPostdoc +45 353-21303E-mail