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AIAS Day trip to Jelling and Trapholt Museum

A day trip to Jelling and Trapholt Museum for AIAS Fellows, AIAS Associate Fellows and Former Fellows.

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Wednesday 8 May 2024,  at 09:00 - 17:00

AIAS invites all Fellows, Associate Fellows and Former Fellows to join us for a day trip to the Jelling Monuments and Trapholt Museum of Modern Art. We will explore the history of Denmark at the Jelling Monuments, going back a thousand years in time to understand how these historical monuments came to be. At Trapholt Museum of Modern Art we will dive into the topic of equality through their current exhibitions with a guided tour. 


09:00 - Departure from AIAS by bus

10:00 - Arrival at the Jelling Monuments. Introduction to the monuments by AIAS director Andreas Roepstorff and free exploration of the site 

11:00 - Departure from Jelling, with a short stop at Ravningbroen

12:00 - Arrival at Trapholt Museum followed by lunch 

13:00 - Guided tour at Trapholt Museum 

15:30 - Return to AIAS by bus

17:00 - Estimated arrival back at AIAS 

About the Jelling Monuments and Trapholt Museum of Modern Art

Jelling is located one hour’s drive south of Aarhus and is the site of a large stone ship and two large burial mounds, the Jelling Stones, and Jelling Church. They have been UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1994.

Trapholt Museum is a museum of modern art, craft, and design. We will be zooming in on two of their current exhibitions: Nanna Ditzel – Taking Design to New Heights and Shaping a Pattern.

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Nanna Ditzel’s birth, the exhibition Nanna Ditzel – Taking Design to New Heights presents the story of how you can express yourself and evolve by being in touch with the inspiration that art, culture, nature, and everyday life can offer.

In the exhibition Shaping a Pattern, Danish artist Maria Torp explores the potential of portraiture as an activist and enlightening format. The exhibition is a sensual and enlightening journey through five years of work, featuring 12 portraits of influential individuals, interviews, films, and Torp’s extensive research material.

Read more about the two exhibitions and Trapholt's permanent exhibitions on their webpage here.

Contact at AIAS

Kamilla Rosenberg Franck
Email: kamilla@aias.au.dk
Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B
8000 Aarhus C