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International conferences, learning projects, art studies for refugees. There are multiple ongoing research projects taking place at Louisiana.

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In connection with the large-scale retrospective exhibition Marsden Hartley - The Earth Is All I Know of Wonder Louisiana has in collabotation with the Terra Foundation for American Art, organized a one-day symposium on 6 December 2019. We have invited five leading researchers from Europe and the United States, who will present their unique perspective on an unusual and unique artist.

The symposium entitled Roads to Marsden Hartley  seeks to unfold the artist's many faceted production through a selection of sharp angled contributions. The contributors are: Pr. Rachael Z. DeLue, Princeton University; Pr. Pascal Rousseau, INHA, Sorbonne; Dr. Edyta Frelik, Department of American Literature and Culture, University of Maria Curie-Sklodowska; Pr. Jacob Wamberg, Aarhus University, School of Communication and Culture - History of Art; Jonathan D. Katz, Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Read more.

WATCH VIDEO: A symposium on globalism in postwar art

Multiple Modernisms: A symposium on globalism in postwar art was organized by Louisiana Research as part of the programme Multiple Modernities. The videos from the symposium present new insights into modernism as an important historical horizon for the art world of today. WATCH THE SYMPOSIUM.


What is the art museum's unique potential as a research institution? In the videos from the conference a wide range of innovative exhibition projects combining academic research, artistic practice and the public was presented. WATCH THE CONFERENCE.

Travelling with art
Digital publication

The international web publication TRAVELLING WITH ART – A LEARNING PROJECT FOR REFUGEE CHILDREN presents the experiences gained from Louisianas research based educational project for refugee children: Travelling with Art.

The publication is in English and richly illustrated.

The publication includes articles by head of the Refugee Project, Line Ali Chayder, anthropologist, post-doc at Copenhagen University, Zachary Whyte, Professor Emerita, Shirley Brice Heath, from Stanford University, art educator at Louisiana, Mia Tine Bowden Christiansen, and statements from Red Cross teachers and young project participants. 

The publication describes the intentions behind Louisiana’s educational workshops for young refugee children, which began in 2006 - a project that examines how encounters with art can enhance this particular group of children and young people and create a space for contemplation, strengthen social relations and allow students to contribute with their own reflections. This is done by exploring the art together and work inspired by art's methods. The museum focuses on young people's resources and not on their temporary status as refugees.

Travelling with Art was awarded CECA Best Pactice Winner 2016 by ICOM, The International Council of Museums.

The project is supported by Ole Kirk's Fond and Knud Højgaards Fond.


In connection to the museum’s exhibition program lectures are regularly organized with highly qualified experts who are often internationally renowned in their respective field. The Louisiana Lectures contributes with in-depth knowledge and original perspectives on topics related to the exhibitions.

Check out our upcoming Lectures.