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Agricultural history and everyday life

Agricultural history covers many areas, including everyday life, dwellings, production history, technological developments, social organisation, power, customs, tradition and clothes.

There are a wealth of objects and stories relevant to the history of agriculture in the collections of the National Museum. Agricultural history is represented in the exhibition “Stories of Denmark” and at the Open Air Museum.

The archives of “the National Museum’s Ethnological Surveys” and “Farm Surveys” contain extensive and personal sources about the agricultural lives of the past.

For access to the archives located in the Modern Danish History department, contact Knud Overgaard Pedersen by telephoning +45 41 20 62 01 or email knudop(at)natmus(dot)dk.

Agricultural history
Smallholder and musician Rasmus with his wife and mother-in-law on the island of Lolland c. 1900.
Agricultural history
Jutlandic farmer with cows. 1929.