Coreografías do facer. Traballo feminino nos fondos Henningsen (Choregoraphy of Actions. Female Work in the Henningson Collection).
From March 22 to May 1 at Museo do Pobo Galego
Curated by Ana Estévez Lavandeira and David Conde.
From Tuesday to Saturday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 11 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Gustav Henningsen (Slagelse, Denmark, 1934) is an outstanding folklorist, historical anthropologist and researcher who was linked during his career to the prestigious Danish Folklore Archive (Dansk Folkemindesamling) of the Royal Danish Library. Between 1964 and 1968 he carried out fieldwork in Galicia, mainly in the region of Ordes, to study the rituals and beliefs surrounding witchcraft. While his work on this subject had an international scope, the other material he compiled (including music) has remained “hidden” to this day. The Henningsen collection includes an impressive photographic collection, the first exhibition of which was held in 2015 at the Museo do Pobo Galego, and an extremely valuable phonographic archive that remains completely unpublished to this day. Both are in the process of becoming part of the collections of the Museo do Pobo Galego through an agreement with Henningsen himself.