KulTure is a collaboration between Helhedsplan Lolland, Helhedsplan Lindholm and Museum Lolland-Falster. The purpose has been to disseminate Danish cultural history to children and young people in vulnerable housing areas in the period 2019-2021.
Despite challenges, especially with the corona, the staff of the master plans and the museum inspectors managed to carry out a number of activities. But it has first and foremost been a learning in interdisciplinary co-creation.
On a sunny June day, almost 120 children and young people from Maribo, Nakskov and Nykøbing Falster met at Maribo's open-air museum, De Gamle Huse.
The purpose was to train the games that children and young people could play in 1800th century villages. At the same time, they also got a little tour. This is where this little video came from, where Nur and her friend show around and tell us about life in the old days.
In the autumn of 2020, in a basement under the blocks, a group of girls aged 12-16 will meet with the museum's inspectors. They drink tea, eat popcorn, and then they talk about culture
Many of the girls come from countries outside Europe. Sometimes they feel that they belong to a minority culture. The worst was when the followers of the far-right Rasmus Paludan burned a Koran in their area.
Archaeologist Marie Brinch sat with the girls and drank tea. And Marie was able to tell the girls about a special archaeological find: intact DNA from the Stone Age. DNA from a young woman with dark skin, dark hair and blue eyes. A remarkable find because most people back then were white in the skin. The young woman was thus in her time 3.500 years ago part of a minority.
In the video, you can hear Marie talk about meeting the girls in the basement, about minority women and cultural encounters, and about how, as an archaeologist, you suddenly gain access to completely new knowledge, thanks to the girls in the basement.
Museum Lolland-Falster has for several years experimented with inviting and communicating to vulnerable target groups. It has provided many new experiences and insights that can be applied to even the "old" target groups.
The article presents reflections and experiences on the work with formation in practice, the advantages and disadvantages of the target group concept and on seeing history as a performative practice. And then it's about making cultural history usable and accessible.
Note: Danish only