HISTORY IS YOURS
History is yours – The museum we have in common
ROMU has its origins in Roskilde Museum which was established in 1929. Today ROMU consists of 10 museums across three municipalities: Roskilde, Lejre and Frederikssund. ROMU wishes to be a prominent actor on the Danish cultural scene and ROMU has the ambition to actualise knowledge of cultural heritage and make this knowledge relevant.
ROMU is one out of 10 museums on a national level that has been appointed by Slots- og Kulturstyrelsen to handle supervision of the Danish protected sites and monuments. Furthermore, the museum handles the supervision of the central and western part of Zealand.
BASIS OF VALUES
A museum is not an infallible list of answers over cultural heritage, nor is it an all-encompassing encyclopaedia of the occurrences of the past
A museum entails an excerpt of the collective memory and therefore compares to the characteristics of memory.
The collections of the museum is a mix of inherited memory, newfound knowledge – and coincidences. It offers no absolute truths but is an expression of levels in our constant search for the forgotten and our interpretation of the findings.
A museum therefore mirrors both the past and its own presence and will, on its best day; contribute to an understanding of why those before us made the choices they did.
The museum as an institution is a product of democracy and the civil society, ROMU is involved in contributing to the society through the production of knowledge, and communication hereof, which in time can strengthen the publics’ opportunities of navigating in their own lives. This comes into being by combining our cultural historic baseline, our collections and the rich cultural history of our area of responsibility with the subjects and agendas that the public finds has a relevance in their own lives.
Within ROMUs area of responsibility the museum documents that which has already happened and that which is still happening within the development of society without regards to the possible moral views that some might put onto this development without consideration of a fleeting spirit of time
ROMU at all times follows the ethical rules of museums as has been established by ICOM (International Council of Museums) and the laws of the country – and is at all times considerate and aware of its societal responsibility.
ROMU BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Appointed by Roskilde Town Council
Tomas Breddam, Mayor, Roskilde Municipality
Appointed by Lejre District Council
Carsten Rasmussen, Mayor, Lejre Municipality
Flemming Damgaard Larsen
Appointed by Frederikssund District Council
John Schmidt Andersen, Mayor, Frederikssund Municipality
Tina Tving Stauning
Appointed by Principality, RUC
Peter Lauritzen, University director, RUC
Appointed by the Board
Trine Bille, Professor, CBS
Carsten Fode, Attorney, Kromann Reumert
Chosen by the Museum Associations
C.C. Hansen, Roskilde Museum Association
ROMUs different sites has associations which the museum works alongside. Together these associations consists of more than 1000 members who in their own way supports the museums work and operation.
Press the pictures below to learn more of the different associations.
(So far these websites are all in Danish)
History is created in communities
ROMU is part of a vast amount of collaborations, a number of which are formalised. Furthermore, the museum collaborates with a vast number of both local, regional and national actors reigning from inside the museum community to municipalities to other institutions. As well the museum collaborates with local support associations.
Below is an excerpt of the many collaborating relations of which ROMU is a part of.
European Network of Rock and Pop Museums.
Swedish Music Hall of Fame (S)
Icelandic Museum of Rock ’n’ Roll (IS)
Cité de la Musique (F) og
Victoria & Albert Museum (UK)
Forskningsnetværket Baltic and North Atlantic Pottery Research Group.
Museum Sydøstdanmark, Tidsskriftet Gefjon
Nationalpark Skjoldungernes Land
Fonden til formidling af kulturarven Roskilde Domkirke
De historiske foreninger i Frederikssund Kommune
Bådelaugene “Sommerflid” og “Arne og Jørgen – jollen”
J.F. Willumsens Museum,
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