About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The journal Nordic Museology is a forum for critical scholarly discussion of museum and heritage subjects in the Nordic countries. The thrice-yearly peer-reviewed journal focuses on current issues and themes in the fields of museology, art, and natural and cultural heritage, with contributions from many different academic disciplines, professions and institutions – thus providing a broad spectrum of approaches and insights. There is no publication fee.

Nordisk Museologi receives financial support from the Nordic Board for Periodicals in the Humanities and Social Sciences www.nos-nop.org, and is acknowledged by the official museums associations in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

Peer Review Process

Submitted articles or suggestions for articles may not have been previously published or be under consideration for publication in any other journal, edited volume, monograph or equivalent. Manuscripts must be based on good scholarship and ethics, and the language must be of high quality. Since 2006 Nordisk Museologi has applied a system of peer review to assess the main articles in the journal and, in certain cases, other contributions. This means that submissions are appraised for language and content in several stages, both by the editorial board and by two external peer reviewers. Peer review is “double blind”, meaning that neither the external assessor nor the author of the article knows each other’s identity, and that the appraisal is exclusively a matter between the reviewer and the editorial board of the journal. The editorial board is responsible for all correspondence with the author of the article.


The journal publishes twice a year. Nr. 1 will be sent out in June and no. 2 in December. The deadline for submitting articles is 1 December (No. 1) and 1 June (No. 2).

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Editorial Board


Mads Daugbjerg, Afdeling for Antropologi, Aarhus Universitet, Moesgaard Allè 20, DK-8270 Højbjerg

Beate Federspiel, Konservatorskolen, Esplanaden 34, DK- 1263 København K

Line Hjort Christensen, Institut for Nordiske Studier og Sprogvidenskab, Københavns Universitet, Njalsgade 120, bygn. 22, DK-2300 København S

Camilla Mordhorst, Nationalmuseet, Frederiksholms Kanal 12, DK-1220 København K

Anette Vasström, Nationalmuseet, Frederiksholms Kanal 12, DK-1220 København K


Anne Aurasmaa, University of Helsinki, Departement of Philosophy, History, Culture and Arts Studies, Art History, PO Box 59, FI-00014 University of Helsinki

Juhani Kostet, National Board of Antiquities, PO Box 913, FI- 00101 Helsinki

Sirkku Pihlman, University of Turku, School of  Historu, Culture and Arts Studies, Museology, FI-20012 University of Turku

Marja-Liisa Rönkkö, University of Helsinki, Departement of Philosophy, History, Culture and Arts Studies, Art History, PO Box 59, FI-00014 University of Helsinki


Guðbrandur Benediktsson, Reykjavik City Museum, Kistuhyl, IS-110 Reykjavik

Ólöf Sigurðadottir, Hafnarborg: The Hafnarfjörður Centre of Culture and Fine Art, Strandgata 34, IS-220 Hafnarfjörður

Helgi Máni Sigurðsson, Vikin Maritime Museum, Grandagarður 8 IS-101, Reykjavik

Ragnheiður H. Þórarinsdóttir, Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Sölvhólsgötu 4, IS-150 Reykjavik

Guðrun Whitehead, PhD, Barðastaðir 7, IS-112 Reykjavik


Merete Frøyland, Naturfagsenteret, Universitetet i Oslo, Postboks 1099No-0317 Oslo

Hanna Mellemsether, Museene i Sør-Trøndelag, Havnegata 12, NO-7010 Trondheim

Bjørnar Olsen, Inst. for arkeologi, SV-fakultuetet, Universitetet i Tromsø, No-9037 Tromsø

Hans-Jakob Ågotnes, Institutt for arkeologi, historie, kultur-og religionsvitenskap, Universitetet i Bergen, Postboks 7800, NO-5020 Bergen


Peter Aronsson, Institutt för kulturvetenskaper, Linnèuniversitetet, SE-351 95 Växjö

Mats Burström, Institutionen för arkeologi og antikens kultur, Stockholms Universitet, SE-106 91 Stockholm

Anders Ekström, Institutionen för idè- og lärdomshistoria, Uppsala Universitet, Box 629, SE-751 26 Uppsala

Kerstin Smeds, Institutionen för kultur ock medier, Umeå Universitet, SE-901 87 Umeå



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