Danes with Wolves
Why do wolves evoke such powerful emotions in us? Do we have room for wolves in Denmark? Do we even have room for wild nature? These and many other questions are put into perspective in our upcoming exhibition “Danes with Wolves” – Denmark’s first large exhibition about the relationship between humans and wolves.
“Danes with Wolves” is based on cultural and historical myths, current debates about wolves, rumors about wolf killings and research on the movement of wolves in Denmark. The exhibition inspires the audience to reflect on their own views on nature and offering insights into why the wolf splits the opinion among the population of Denmark.
The wolf’s close biological relationship with dogs is also brought into focus through an exhibition of wolves and dogs. In the meeting between wolves and Danes, the exhibition will provide insight into why the predators have come to Denmark, and most importantly, how they affect us.
“Danes With Wolves” is presented in collaboration with the Natural History Museum of Aarhus, and is generously supported by A.P. Møller og Hustru Chastine Mc-Kinney Møllers Fond til almene Formaal, Aage V. Jensen Naturfond, Region Midtjylland, 15. Juni Fonden, Beckett-Fonden and Toyota-Fonden.
The exhibition has previously been shown at both the Natural History Museum of Aarhus and Holstebro Museum.
The exhibition is aimed at all ages – children, however, should be accompanied by adults, as it features both dramatic scenes and sound effects as well as authentically preserved, taxidermied wolves and dogs.
The exhibition will be closed early or briefly on certain days due to special events in the Library Hall:
- On November 25th the exhibition is closed between 15:00 and 16:45