In 2021, Denmark is yet to have a museum that represents the colonial history that influenced the country itself and has left traces in the whole world. Hundreds of thousands of people have been removed from their homes and enslaved, and ecosystems have been exploited by force to suit the needs of the colonists.
This project intends to address Denmark’s colonial history by investigating the potentials of establishing an Intercultural Museum in the West Indies Warehouse in Copenhagen. The museum will facilitate exhibitions on Denmark’s colonial history and improve the accessibility of the Royal Cast Collection, which existence has been threatened ever since it was founded in the 1890s.
The institutions represent central parts of our cultural heritage and, the interaction between these two could give historical weight in contemporary discussions about gender, body, power relations, cultural identities etc.