Merete Sanderhoff, curator of digital museum practice

The Collection and Research department
Tel.: +4525527226

Research area

Open access to and sharing of digitized cultural heritage.

Digital education of  art history.

Canons of art history: Mechanisms and processes behind the formation of canons.

The periphery of contemporary art: Danish-Scandinavian artists who border or break with the field of expectations to what contemporary art is.

The institutionalization of the Avant-Garde during the 20th century.

Aesthetic and historical relations between art and music

The curriculum vitae of Merete Sanderhoff

Selected publications

UNRAVEL. Pernille Egeskov (exhibition catalogue), Vejle Kunstmuseum and Museumsbygningen Copenhagen, 2015

"Wanna play? Building bridges between open museum content and digital learning in public schools", in Ed Rodley (ed.), CODE | WORDS. Technology and Theory in the Museum, 2015.

Sharing is Caring. Openness and sharing in the cultural heritage sector (editor and contributor). Statens Museum for Kunst 2014

"Open Images. Risk or opportunity for art museums in the digital age?", in Britta Tøndborg (ed.) Nordic Museology no. 2, 2013, p. 131-146; download pdf

"Danish Museums on Twitter", case study on the Europeana PRO blog, April 2013

"Rhizomatic Art Stories - balancing between innovation and usability", Museums and the Web 2011.

"Martin Bigum – Structure beneath skin". Randers  Kunstmuseum, Randers Kunstforening, Vejle Kunstmuseum and Kastrupgårdsamlingen, 2011-12.

Shades of Black (catalogue for the exhibition), Ordrupgaard and Vejle Kunstmuseum 2010.

"Digitale kunsthistorier" (with Annette Rosenvold Hvidt) in Anne Sophie Warberg Løssing (ed.): Digital museumsformidling - i brugerperspektiv , Kulturarvsstyrelsen 2009.

"En verden i oprør. Musik på Nicolai Abildgaards tid.", CD 8.578103 Naxos Records, Dacapo and National Gallery of Denmark 2009.

"Bevar mig vel? Omkring et bevaringsmæssigt paradoks", in SMK Art Journal 2007. Ed. Peter Nørgaard Larsen, National Gallery of Denmark 2008.

Sorte billeder - Kunst og kanon, Forlaget politisk revy, 2007.

All publications

Projects and positions of trust

Vice chair of The Europeana Association Management Board 2015-

Member of The Europeana Members' Council 2014-

Member of The NMC Horizon Report Museum Edition Advisory Board 2015

Member of The OpenGLAM Advisory Board, 2013-

Member of ARTstor Museum Advisory Council, 2013-

Member of The Europeana Network, 2012-
Contributor to the Europeana Content Re-Use Task Force

Manager of pilot project: SMK's release of 160 highlights for free download under Creative Commons, 2012

Manager of SMK's contribution to the Google Art Project, 2011-12

Manager of HintMe - a mobile platform developed in a collaboration between museums, supported by The Danish Agency for Culture, 2011-13 (presentation of the project)

Manager of the pilot project "Image Sharing and Development of Digital Tools", supported by The Danish Agency for Culture, 2009-11

Together with Annette Rosenvold Hvidt manager of the development of Art Stories, 2008-11


UNRAVEL. Pernille Egeskov, Vejle Kunstmuseum and Museumsbygningen Copenhagen, 2015

Nuancer af sort (Shades of Black), Ordrupgaard and Vejle Kunstmuseum 2010

NI fra NU - en udstilling om begrebet maleri i Århusområdet, Aarhus Kunstbygning. Center for Nutidskunst 2008.

Contributions to conferences and seminars

Grants and Awards

Aarhus University’s Gold Medal, 2006

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