The House of Knud Rasmussen will help to uncover issues of identity and identity creation in connection with migration. Seven different European countries are participating in the project, six cultural history museums and one university. In Denmark, the focus is on Greenlanders living in Denmark and the encounters and experiences, the meeting between two cultures can bring.
We need to learn from history
The House of Knud Rasmussen is part of the EU project Identity on the Line (I-ON) supported by the EU program Creative Europe. Overall, the project will explore the long-term consequences of different migration processes, forced or voluntary, which took place in Europe over the last 100 years. The purpose is communicating what the processes have meant to different groups, thereby supporting better integration in Europe. This will contribute to a greater understanding of differences and insights into the lives, backgrounds and experiences of others.
In Denmark, the focus is on Greenlanders living in Denmark and the encounters and experiences, the meeting between two cultures can bring, as well as the often difficult meetings that a shared identity can result in. These issues can be both difficult to talk about and to communicate. With this international project, the many different identity narratives will be put together in a broader European context and will form the basis for research and dissemination on identity creation and the long-term consequences of migration processes. The main purpose of the project is to use the experience of historical events to make the society of the future better, by creating insight, knowledge and understanding.
The most important findings and common features from all seven countries will be summarized and made available in the respective countries, in exhibitions, publications, workshops and as educational presentations for school students. The material collected will be disseminated to different audiences. In addition, the results will be summarized and disseminated through joint activities in Europe. The project runs from August 2019 to August
Partners in Denmark
The Greenlandic Houses in Denmark: https://www.groenlandskehuse.dk/
The Immigrant Museum; https://immigrantmuseet.dk/english/
Partners in the EU project
Ajtte - Mountain and Sami Museum in Sweden, Museum of Middle Pomerania in Poland, University of Vilnius in Lithuania, National Museum of Contemporary History in Slovenia, Ethnographic Museum of Istria in Croatia, and The House of Knud Rasmussen in Denmark. The Norwegian Vest-Agder Museum has overall project management and they also have their own sub-project.
Questions and contact
If you have any questions or are interested in the project, please contact us.
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Senior Curator Søren la Cour Jensen: firstname.lastname@example.org / +45 28 76 03 43
Project Meetings + workshop in Croatia and Slovenia
Webinar: 11th of May 3 PM.
v. Prof. Uwe R. Brückner: "Scenography – or the Art of Staging Emotions"
Three-day web conference.
Meeting and conference + workshop in Copenhagen - CANCELED due to COVID-19.
Webinar: 5th of November, 2-3 PM.
v. Prof. dr. Pamela Ballinger: "The World that Refugees made".
Webinar: 29th of October, 11-12 AM.
v. Amina Krvavac: "The War childhood museum - From project to museum, from museum to global movement" (working title).