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The Past in the Present

En del af serien The National Museum of Denmark og fagområdet


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166 sider
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ISBN 978 87 89438 09 2

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The past is inextricably embedded in the present - whether we are aware of it or not. The present was shaped by the thoughts and deeds of those who went before, and our daily life largely plays out on a stage set by our ancestors.

The seven contributors to this volume have taken their cue from ancient artefacts of the cultures of the Mediterranean and Near East that are kept in the National Museum of Denmark.

The authors explain how these items were gathered in the first place at their remote places of origin, and why the collectors deemed the objects so important that they were willing to go through considerable trouble and expense to bring them to Denmark. Also, they demonstrate how the interpretation and perceived significance of such finds were transformed over time in tune with societal changes, thereby sketching important stages in the formative history of the National Museum.

Indholdsfortegnelse

Among Humans and Quadrupeds. An Egyptian Mummy in the Kunstkammer

King Frederik V's Acquisitions of Ancient Sculpture for the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen

The Unacknowledged Consul: Carl Christian Holck as Collector of Antquities in Tunisia, 1801-1807

One God who vanquishes everythng Evil - a Syrian Amulet from the early Middle Ages

A Valley in the Zagros Mountains - the Danish Expedition to Luristan

Note on a Tarentine Reunion

A Funerary Plaque from Athens

A Cautionary Tale. A Greek Amphora in the Royal Vase Cabinet in Copenhagen

 

Sanne Lind Hansen

Sanne

Cand.mag. i etnografi og klassisk arkæologi og har tillægsuddannelsen fra Danmarks Journalisthøjskole. Sanne arbejder primært med rejsebøgerne Vide verden og udgivelser inden for antropologi, arkæologi og tidlig historie. Hun har desuden særligt ansvar for udlandssalg og kommissionsaftaler og er den længst siddende redaktør på forlaget. For en menneskealder siden var hun bl.a. projektansat på Antiksamlingen ved Nationalmuseet.

Sanne Lind Hansen

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