40 Years of Collecting: Highlights from the Permanent Collection
On view November 25, 2022 - November 12, 2023
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2023 marks the 40th anniversary of the Museum of Danish America. Over those 40 years, the museum has undergone - it's become more professional, a curatorial center has been added, and the museum's collection has grown to around 22,000 objects, not including our archival collection! The exhibition 40 Years of Collecting: Highlights from the Permanent Collection offers an opportunity to see what 40 years of collecting looks like, as well as some of the artifacts and stories that live within the walls of the museum.
Museum staff and community members who were involved in caring for and developing the collection were invited to select a piece for inclusion and to write an accompanying label. The pieces in this exhibit showcases the diversity of pieces in the museum's care as well as the different ways in which people engage and connect with the artifacts.