Fashioning the Viking Age – University of Copenhagen

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09 July 2018

Fashioning the Viking Age

The aim of the project Fashioning the Viking Age is to create new and archaeologically well-founded interpretations and reconstructions of the Viking Age dress. The project is a cooperation between Ulla Mannering, the National Museum, Eva Andersson Strand, Centre for Textile Research at UCPH, and Lejre Land of Legends. By combining the latest knowledge of the Viking Age production of textile and leather in the Southern Scandinavia with analysis of chosen archaeological textiles and finds from burials, we will develop a new approach to disseminate textile, leather and dress design that can be used for exhibitions, teaching and in popular visualisations of the multifaceted life in the Viking Age. The project will give Danish textile research a renewed focus and impact, but will first and foremost result in a new visual and tactile understanding of the textile production and dress of the Viking Age that can be used in museums, in research, and by the broad public.

The project is made possible by a grant from the Velux Foundation and the National Museum of Denmark.