“In a traditional open-air museum, the objects and buildings on display have been moved from their place of origin,” says communications officer Betina Bach Nielsen. “Ringkøbing-Skjern Museum, on the other hand, is an ‘organic museum’: we keep the buildings and sites in their original setting, allowing visitors to experience them in a way that helps to explain their original role in, impact onand connection to the surrounding space. We may be geographically peripheral, but our history is central to Denmark’s history, and we have our own fascinating cultural heritage to show people.”