Danish museums win international acclaim

Awards for excellence shortlist two Jutland museums
Two museums in Jutland, Denmark, are among six shortlisted in the international category of the prestigious British Museums + Heritage Awards for Excellence 2016.
The Fængslet Prison Museum in Horsens and the visitor and experience centre at Kongernes Jelling in Vejle are up against similarly groundbreaking museums in Belgium, the Netherlands and Australia.
The Kongernes Jelling centre is in the grounds of Jelling Church, location of the rune-covered Jelling Stones, the biggest of which was erected by King Harald and is often referred to as Denmark’s ‘birth certificate’.
An acclaimed exhibition there called Home of the Viking Kings uses interactive technology to tell the tale of the Vikings in Denmark and abroad.
The Fænglset Prison Museum lets visitors experience life behind bars over the structure’s 153-year history – even allowing them to spend the night in a cell.
Copenhagen Post

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