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The new MOMU: meeting the family at Denmark's flagship Museum of Prehistory and Ethnography

  • Neil Price (a1)

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I visited the new Moesgaard Museum in January 2015 on a grey and rainy day, and five hours later I left empowered with an unexpected feeling of optimism at human potential, reacquainted with what Larkin (1974: 19) called “the million-petalled flower of being here”, and not least, conscious again of the privilege of being an archaeologist, lucky enough to spend my professional life doing something so marvellous. Is the museum really that good? Yes.

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Høiris, O., Madsen, H.J., Madsen, T. & Vellev, J.. (ed.). 1999. Menneskelivets mangfoldighed: arkæologisk og antropologisk forskning på Moesgård. Aarhus: Aarhus University Press.
Larkin, P. 1974. The Old Fools. High Windows. London: Faber & Faber.
The museum's website can be found at: http://www.moesgaardmuseum.dk (Danish language, with a shorter English version via the menu tab; accessed 15 January 2015.)

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