From February 1st to June 30th 2015, I worked for the National Museum of Denmark. I was hired by Henriette Rensbro to work for the Department of Medieval and Renaissance Archaeology and Numismatics.
My work at the National museum entailed registering the excavations, dendrochronological test results, conservation reports, and photos in Fund & Fortidsminder (Finds and Monuments) as well as the National Museum’s own digital databse. All of these have been collected by the Danish Church Concultancy, who are responsible for excavating the areas surrounding the churches and graveyards in Denmark.
I had a lot of fun working at the National Museum, but it was also very educational. Through my work, I gained great insight into the importance of keeping an updated database and registrar. From an archaeologist’s perspective, it’s vital to our own understanding of an area, as well as relieving much of the stress involved in gathering material for the study of certain areas. From the perspective of the public, an up to date registrar and database is a great help to any wishing to gain insight into the finds and monuments along with the work that goes into the preservation and study of these monuments.