special exhibition

When death came past

Time has come to a standstill in the school, where headmaster Anders Pedersen's pregnant wife Karen has died of a cold. She now lies quietly in her coffin in the house's fine living room, waiting for the village to accompany her on her final journey.

But all around her there is a lot of bustle, as they are preparing for her funeral party. Helpers are invited for the practical work of getting all the food ready, setting up for the many guests and not least to carry the coffin to the grave.

Visit the School and experience how a funeral party in the 1800th century could take place if you lived in the countryside. Around the house you will find funny details, whimsical inventions and leftovers from strange rituals that were a natural part of a funeral feast in the countryside 200 years ago.

Experience the installation in the school from 1 May 2024


Note: Danish only