Research

Active research forms part of the Museum’s remit. The Museum’s main research interest are the Funen Painters’ circle along with the sculptor Kai Nielsen, and the Museum as a ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’. From these starting points we establish links to contemporary culture. In particular this applies to the positioning of the Museum and its collection within literature at the time of the period, in the context of artists’ colonies around 1900 and in social developments, regionally, nationally and internationally.

 

AIMS OF RESEARCH IN THIS AREA:

  • To contribute to research publications (both the Museum’s and also other publications) along with giving research papers at national and international seminars and conferences
  • To present interesting and current research-based findings related to the collection and the Museum to a wider public through selective hangs of the collection, special exhibitions and lectures.
  • Form a qualified basis for new acquisitions for the Museum’s collection.

 

BACKGROUND

Only a small part of the research projects is financed by the Museum’s budget through state funding and local council grants; and it is a constant challenge to seek funding for research. The Museum’s professional staff carry out research and contribute to research networks and collaborative projects with external researchers, universities and other museums.

 

The Museum subscribes to the general quality criteria for research, which requires research to meet criteria of originality, transparency and validity.

 

RESEARCH PROJECTS

The museum works with the general research concept of originality, transparency and validity (see. The recommendations of the Ministry of Culture’s research strategy (2009)).

 

ART AND PRESENCE

Timescale: 2015-8
Project Leader: Gry Hedin
Researchers: Tina Anette Madsen, Theis Vallø Madsen
Funding: Velux Fondens Museumssatsning 2014
Outcomes: Articles, seminar, conference etc.
Collaborators: Sydansk Universitet

IN PERFECT HARMONY. FAABORG MUSEUM 1915

Timescale: 2014-5
Researchers: Gertrud Hvidberg-Hansen and Gry Hedin
Funding: Various foundations see In Perfect Harmony, previous exhibitions
Outcomes: Exhibition, publication

 

METAMORPHOSES. MODERN MYTHS IN DANISH ART 1910-1950

Timescale: 2013-15
Project Leader: Gertrud Hvidberg-Hansen
Funding: Novo Nordisk
Outcomes: Seminar, exhibition and research publication
Collaborators: Fuglsang Kunstmuseum and Ribe Kunstmuseum

 

 

J.P. JACOBSEN AND ART

Timescale: 2014-6
Project Leaders: Gry Hedin
Researchers: Gry Hedin and Anders Ehlers Dam
Funding: Novo Nordisk, Kulturministeriets Forskningsudvalg
Outcomes: Exhibition, catalogue, conference delegates

 

ART AND SCIENCE

Timescale: 2014-7
Project Leader: Gry Hedin
Funding: Carlsberg Foundation
Outcomes: Articles, publication, conference delegate
Collaborators: State Museum for Art

 

A NEW LANDSCAPE IN PAINT

Timescale: 2014-18
Project Leader: Gry Hedin
Funding: Currently internal
Outcomes: Exhibition, publication
Collaborators: Gertrud Oelsner and Thor Mednick