Moesgaard Museum | Højbjerg, Aarhus
The Moesgaard (or Moesgård) museum in Højbjerg, a suburb of Aarhus, is an archaeological, ethnographic and anthropological museum in Denmark.
The museum, previously hosted in the Moesgård manor nearby, is housed since 2014 inside a new, iconic building designed by Danish architectural practice Henning Larsen and located close to the coastline of the Jutland peninsula.
The Moesgaard permament exhibition is composed of three sections. The anthropology section is dedicated to the human evolution and is conceived almost like an installation near the museum foyer . The archeological section presents artifacts from the Bronze age, the Iron age and the Viking age, including the famous “Grauballe Man” one of the best preserved ancient bog bodies in the world. The ethnographic exhibition, entitled “The Lives of the Dead”, depicts various forms of Celebration of the Deceased in different parts of the world, from Denmark to Mexico.
The museum also organizes temporary exhibitions and learning activities, an educational science laboratory is also available.
The Moesgaard museum also includes an auditorium, a conference room, a gift shop and a café. The accessible sloped terrace of the museum is covered with lawns where visitors’ pick-nicking is allowed.
Review by Riccardo Bianchini, Inexhibit
Photo by Rikke Larsson, courtesy of Moesgaard Museum
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The impressive architecture conceived by Henning Larsen for the Moesgaard Museum in Denmark is hard to confuse with any other.
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