Can you light a candle in front of a headless baby Jesus?

12 December 2022

The question in the title is the common thread in a new dissertation in Museology at Umeå University. There, Helena Wangefelt Ström explores the question: what happens when religion ends up in a museum, or when cultural heritage becomes sacred?

Helena Rangefelt Ström

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"As a dramatic conclusion to this work, one could say that sacred cultural heritage and religion in museums can actually be a matter of life and death".


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