New teaching tools will create new impressions and insights

26. September 2017 | Nyborg Castle

Moesgaard Museum’s exhibition team will create big experiences for the public at the new Nyborg Castle.

One thing is the setting at Nyborg Castle, that architects are putting the final touches on now. Something else is the story to be told inside the castle, that people will see and hear in the coming exhibition wing. Since April, the Museums of Eastern Funen have held meetings almost weekly with the exhibition team from Moesgaard to develop the new exhibitions that will sweep the public off their feet when they visit Nyborg Castle after it reopens in 2020. Now is the time to find out how best to tell the story of the Heart of the Kingdom of Denmark and the colossal significance of Nyborg Castle in Danish history, through the exhibitions that will be built up in the castle and in the new exhibition wing.

The exhibition team and the museum have, in the course of the spring, come closer to the basic teaching tactics that will be used in the castle and its exhibitions. These aspects to be implemented must, on the one hand, show respect for the unique historical monument that Nyborg Castle is, and on the other hand, give visitors without any prior knowledge of the Middle Ages in Denmark an experience that will make an impression on them and give them new insight.

“The exhibiiton team (from Moesgaard) is, at this time, the cleverest in Denmark. That’s why we’ve asked them to help us at Nyborg Castle,” says museum director Erland Porsmose.

At Moesgaard, the exhibition team was praised to the skies for their exhibition “Gladiator - Hero of the Colosseum” in 2016 and “China’s First Emperor” in 2015, where the Chinese terracotta warriors shown for the first time in Denmark. Moesgaard Museum in Aarhus is a museum for prehistoric archaeology and ethnography.

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