Our museum is a national research and development programme comprising five Danish universities and eight museum partners. We facilitate new forms of citizen engagement by developing and studying how museums interact with the public in innovative ways.
We are keen to understand how museums’ innovative practices of public interaction handle the concepts of enlightenment and entertainment, since these concepts operate as key dimensions of museums’ societal engagement in the past as well as today. Through the programme’s 13 projects we design, document and evaluate how forms of public interaction and societal engagement have changed - and can change - to benefit citizens and society at large.
Supported by the Nordea-fonden, the VELUX FONDEN and the programme partners.
In The Media
Interactive exhibition brings the Universe to life
How do you make complicated phenomena like big bang and supernovae understandable and interesting to the public? Our Museum PhD fellow Line Nicolaisen and Head of Communication Tina Ibsen from Tycho Brahe Planetarium talk about their work with the new exhibition “Made in Space”, where current research, interactive technology and visual design have been used to solve the challenges.
Our museum: Studying museum communication for citizen engagement
Our Museum was initiated in 2016. It is a five-year Danish national research and development programme comprising seven university departments at five universities and eight museum partners. The project aims to facilitate new forms of citizen engagement and inclusion by developing and studying how museums communicate with audiences in innovative ways. In this text the background, aims, hypothesis and organization are presented.