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