Funen – at the centre of the universe
The exhibition, 'Funen - at the centre of the universe', seeks to draw lines from Funen's first inhabitant, who lived 10,000 year ago, to the people of today. It tells the story of an island where conditions of nature, religion, wars, and global changes have formed the lives of its inhabitants. From the Ice Age to the Iron Age where Gudme was one of Denmark's richest towns, to the Dano-Swedish Wars, the governor period, and right up to the present, life on Funen has seen radical changes.
The exhibition outlines some of the events and people who have made their imprint on Funen and its particular identity. King Canute the Holy, the business man, Thomas B. Thrige, and Carl Nielsen, the composer, are just a few of the figures who have contributed to put Funen on the map. 'Funen - at the centre of the universe' provides an illuminating insight into the island of Funen and its people in a beautifully designed setting with hundreds of unique artefacts from the museum collections.
Visit the exhibition at Møntergården - for opening times, admission fees, and other practical details, click here.
the museum exhibits
Using the photomosaic, you can explore a
selection of the artefacts from 'Funen - at
the centre of the universe'. You can do a
search on objects from a specific period or
within a specific theme, and you can zoom
in so that you can see the objects really
close up - closer even than when they are
behind glass in the exhibition showcases.
All museum exhibits relate to Funen and its history. On the
Historical Atlas website, you can see where the artefacts come from
and read stories about them.
Historical Atlas is a digital atlas which presents local and regional history using old and new maps.