https://www.dengamlebyaarbog.dk/issue/feed Den Gamle By: Danmarks Købstadmuseum (Årbog) 2021-03-19T10:20:46+01:00 Martin Brandt Djupdræt mbd@dengamleby.dk Open Journal Systems https://www.dengamlebyaarbog.dk/article/view/125431 Der er også brug for Den Gamle By i fremtiden 2021-03-16T21:53:51+01:00 Thomas Bloch Ravn kit@dengamleby.dk <p><span class="fontstyle0">Corona and the future of the museums<br></span><span class="fontstyle2">The Corona crisis hit Danish cultural institutions hard in 2020. Museums such as Den Gamle By had to close temporarily and suaered<br>major economic losses. This came as a shock, but the crisis also led<br>to discussions about the role and future of the museums. For although the museums preserve the past, museums of cultural history<br>are first and foremost for people in the present and the future. Museums should not only be </span><span class="fontstyle3">about </span><span class="fontstyle2">something, but be </span><span class="fontstyle3">for </span><span class="fontstyle2">somebody.<br>That is, the visitors, who on the one hand experience something<br>recognizable, important and inspiring, on the other hand feel they<br>are part of something bigger.</span> </p> 2021-03-16T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Den Gamle By, Historika Gad https://www.dengamlebyaarbog.dk/article/view/125442 Besættelsesmuseet 2021-03-17T20:53:11+01:00 Søren Tange Ramussen kit@dengamleby.dk <p><span class="fontstyle0">The New Occupation Museum<br></span><span class="fontstyle2">Since early 2018, Den Gamle By has been working on a completely<br>new exhibition about the German Occupation of Aarhus and Denmark in 1940-45. The purpose of the exhibition is to bring the issues<br>of war and life in occupied Denmark to the attention of today’s visitors. Furthermore, the exhibition is aimed at an audience who have<br>not experienced the war or are experts on the subject.<br></span><span class="fontstyle2">The exhibition tells the story of life in German-occupied Aarhus<br>and of ordinary Danes and their struggle to make ends meet. It portrays the Germans as both occupiers and human beings. The exhibition also describes how some Danes chose sides and became freedom fighters or pro-German collaborators.<br>The museum was supposed to open in April 2020, but the Covid-<br>19 crisis meant that the opening of the exhibition was postponed<br>until August 2020.<br></span></p> 2021-03-17T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Den Gamle By, Historika Gad https://www.dengamlebyaarbog.dk/article/view/125443 Ny viden om besættelsen 2021-03-17T20:56:51+01:00 Simon Ryvang True kit@dengamleby.dk <p><span class="fontstyle0">The development of the Occupation Museum’s new exhibitions is broadly based on new research about the Occupation of Aarhus between 1940 and 1945.<br>With help from volunteers and part-time staa, the Occupation Museum has collected more than 60,000 archival records from archives in Denmark and Europe, records which hold knowledge that is used to tell the story of Aarhus during the Occupation in the exhibition, but will also be used in future in podcasts, blogs, events and<br>lectures.<br>Among other things, these records contain knowledge about the German Wehrmacht at a structural and personal level, about crime during the Occupation, and the German Intelligence Agency – the Sicherheitsdienst – who by 1945 held the citizens of Aarhus in an iron grip created by fear and acts of terror.<br>Studies have cast a new light on the extent and the consequenc</span><span class="fontstyle0">es of the German Occupation of Aarhus. For example insights into<br>the German Transport O^cer’s war diary have shown that over 620,000 German soldiers travelled through Aarhus between October 1942 and February 1945, making Aarhus a transit hub for the German war machine<br>Not only did this create di^culties for the public negotiators who were forced to provide accommodation for the troops it also sparked a surge in violence that took its toll on the resistance, the Germans themselves, and the ordinary Aarhus citizens.<br>Finally, the newly collected records hold a potential for creating data-driven knowledge, which leads to a highly specialized and specific body of knowledge, making Aarhus one of the most complete case studies of a Danish city during the German Occupation .</span> </p> 2021-03-17T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Den Gamle By, Historika Gad https://www.dengamlebyaarbog.dk/article/view/125444 Unge kan lære af besættelsen 2021-03-19T10:20:46+01:00 Maria Juul Svalling kit@dengamleby.dk <p><span class="fontstyle0"><br></span><span class="fontstyle2">The Occupation Museum has developed three new teaching programmes in close cooperation with teachers and pupils from primary and high schools. The aim was to make the Occupation relevant to the young people of today.<br>Good learning depends on the young finding the material stimulating, entertaining and relatable. For that reason the Occupation Museum involved six school classes who helped to test and adapt the courses. The new courses were developed in close collaboration with a focus group consisting of teachers from primary and high schools.<br>The three courses are based on local-historical, source-close and personally narrated material. This means that the pupils themselves go exploring history at eye-level with the people of the past. Through source-critical analysis they gain an understanding of life during the Occupation and its significance for the society of today</span></p> 2021-03-17T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Den Gamle By, Historika Gad https://www.dengamlebyaarbog.dk/article/view/125445 Farver på byen 2021-03-17T21:02:57+01:00 Erik Nellemann Nielsen kit@dengamleby.dk <p><span class="fontstyle0">Gables and facade advertisements<br></span><span class="fontstyle2">In the summer of 2020, Den Gamle By was able to present six gable and facade advertisements that illuminate the street scene in the<br>1927 neighbourhood. The work with the advertisements has been an<br>inspiring and instructive job for Den Gamle By’s sign painters.<br>In 1927 the gable and facade advertisements could be created<br>as copies of enamelled or other existing models, or they could be<br>adapted to the gables. The painters had a high degree of freedom<br>in the work – as did Den Gamle By’s sign painters when they were to<br>recreate the gable advertisements in the 1927 neighbourhood. The<br>gable and facade ads are an important element of the street scene<br>in the 1927 neighbourhood and show what meant something at the<br>time. They point forward to a more modern period to which the museum visitors can relate today.</span> </p> 2021-03-17T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Den Gamle By, Historika Gad https://www.dengamlebyaarbog.dk/article/view/125446 Årsberetning for Dansk Center for Byhistorie 2021-03-17T21:06:11+01:00 Mikkel Thelle kit@dengamleby.dk <p><span class="fontstyle0">Danish Centre for Urban History 2020<br></span><span class="fontstyle2">Through much of 2020, Covid-19 meant a change in routines, but<br>also oaered new possibilities. Confined to home o^ces, the Centre<br>for Urban History had another busy year. Two new research grants<br>have been received, both from the Velux Foundation. One project<br>will look into the ways life in Danish cities became dependent on<br>fossil fuels, and another deals with daily life during the corona crisis. We have also been working on urban nature and environmental<br>urban history, cohosting an international conference and publishing articles on this subject. Projects on historical soundscapes of<br>Copenhagen and medieval infrastructure in Denmark have begun,<br>while the results from other projects on historical literacy and the<br>evolving urban regions of the 21st century have been published or<br>will be forthcoming in 2021. The Centre has been involved in several<br>publications, seminars, teaching programmes and evolving international cooperation as well as networking with other European Centres of Urban History in Belgium, the UK and Germany.</span> <br> </p> 2021-03-17T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Den Gamle By, Historika Gad https://www.dengamlebyaarbog.dk/article/view/125447 Tal og Fakta 2021-03-17T21:08:44+01:00 Thomas Bloch Ravn kit@dengamleby.dk <p>Tal og Fakta</p> <p>Den Gamle By 2020</p> 2021-03-17T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Den Gamle By, Historika Gad https://www.dengamlebyaarbog.dk/article/view/125449 Årets gang og planer for fremtiden 2021-03-17T21:20:57+01:00 Thomas Bloch Ravn kit@dengamleby.dk <p><span class="fontstyle0">Up until the time of writing at the beginning of October, 2020 has<br>been an extraordinarily hard year for Den Gamle By, and the future<br>still seems uncertain. But there are also rays of hope.<br>First the accounts for 2019 showed a deficit that was painful.<br>Then the Corona crisis laid Den Gamle By waste and removed much<br>of the public revenue on which the museum is so dependent. Then<br>came stimulus packages and support from many sides, but despite<br>this there will undoubtedly be a severe financial setback the extent<br>of which we do not yet quite know – not least because another wave<br>of the epidemic threatens Denmark with a new setback.<br>However during the crisis Den Gamle By has also experienced<br>unique support from many sides, and we have succeeded in moving forward with important development projects. In August we<br>opened a new, renewed Occupation Museum, and in October the<br>new restaurant ’Gæstgivergården’ opened. This gives us hope that<br>Den Gamle By will make it through the crisis – in one way or another.</span> </p> 2021-03-17T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Den Gamle By, Historika Gad