Mirror of the World

“Mirror of the World” is the Danish National Museum’s Ethnographic jubilee exhibition, which draws on major collections and donations from 1650 to 2000. Experimenting with the calibration of the balance between presentation and exhibit, the exhibition offers a total spatial experience. A capacious and transparent construction of timber, steel and glass provides a systematically organized and vibrant showcase for some 1,200 items, displayed behind the glass in a variety of layers and combinations.

Visitors can thus move freely over, under and between the protected objects. Via a collage of images, light and sound, objects, individuals and stories combine to deliver a compelling exhibition, which engaging all the senses both surprises and informs. A grand potpourri of objects transparently showcased.