CTR in Greenland – University of Copenhagen

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In connection with a visit to Nuuk 25th to 29th August 2011 together with Dean Nils O. Andersen, University of Copenhagen, Professor Minik Rosing, University of Copenhagen, Director Morten Meldgård, State Historical Museum, University of Copenhagen, director Marie-Louise Nosch and senior researcher Ulla Mannering from the Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre for Textile Research (CTR) it was decided that CTR’s would contribute to the Danish-Greenlandic educational and research based collaboration initiated by University of Copenhagen.

CTR’s contribution was two MA courses about Textiles, Archaeology and Natural Science. In the spring term 2013 CTR conducted a MA course in English at the SAXO Institute, University of Copenhagen in "North Atlantic and Scandinavian costumes, skins, textiles and resources in the Viking Age and the Early Medieval Period".

In the autumn term 2013 a similar MA course was conducted in collaboration with associate professor Thorkild Kjærgaaard at Ilisimatusarfik, University of Greenland in Nuuk in “Dragt, tekstil og samfund i Grønland og Nordatlanten før år 1500".

The collaboration is funded by Danish National Research Foundation and CTR via internationalisation funding from University of Copenhagen based on participation in EU collaborations, The National Museum of Denmark, Dudo & Povl Brandts Fond, Institut Francais in Copenhagen and by the participants themselves.