Research programmes, projects and networks

RECONTEXT: Reconstructing the history of Egyptian textiles from the 1st Millennium AD at the National Museum of Denmark

The overall aim of the project is to establish a history of the Egyptian textiles collection at the National Museum of Denmark (NMD): reconstructing the way the objects are acquired, their provenance as well as their original look and shape.
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Margrethe Hald: the Life and Work of a Textile Pioneer: new insights and perspectives

As a continuation of the work done in 2019 when CTR’s Margrethe Hald Archive was digitalized, a research group was formed at CTR in the beginning of 2020. Thanks to one more generous grant from Agnes Geijer’s Foundation, a new research project on Margrethe Hald’s pioneering work as a textile researcher and museum curator will commence in September 2020.
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Parchment manuscripts as a biomolecular archive: a novel approach for understanding the origins of the Merino sheep

By Laura Cristina Viñas Caron
Searching for the origin of the Merino sheep in the medieval Spain using DNA from ancient parchment.

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EuroWeb

EuroWeb fosters a pan-European network of scholars and stakeholders from academia, museums, conservation, cultural and creative industries.
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Practises of practise: Between Crafts People and Digital Tool

By Eva Andersson Strand
The aim of this project is to illuminate how the body, mind and environment are involved in the production processes behind ancient technology and the creation of textiles, by developing the use of Experimental Archaeology, Motion Capture, Cognitive Motor Neuroscience, 3D modelling and scanning and Acoustic analysis for recording and understanding textiles and textile craft processes.
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Cloth Cultures in and Beyond the Viking Age

A Scandinavian research network for front-line investigations and disseminations of scientific studies of clothing, household textiles, textiles for warfare and trade. The network will offer state-of-the-art knowledge with analysis of material evidence as well as written sources, and a forum for discussion and dissemination.
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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.
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Skin, Fur and Leather Terminology

An international collaborative skin terminology project to examine the leather, fur and skin terminology in a diachronic way.
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The Fabric of My Life

The Fabric of My Life (FABRIC) is a collaborative project between cultural institutions in DK, GR, and DE with the aim to innovate and test new methods in the cultural sectors concerning migration history, to empower refugee women and to train cultural workers and design students.
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TexLab: Interdisciplinary hub for the study of past cloth cultures

The aim of TexLab is to create a collaborative platform for the combined study of cloth cultures by humanistic, digital, and natural sciences, and further merging resources and expertise into shared research programmes and outputs.
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