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Märit Simonsson

I am a senior lecturer in Museology and Art History.

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Associate professor at Department of Culture and Media Studies Units: -, -
Humanisthuset, Biblioteksgränd 3 (huvudentré), B111 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

As a senior lecturer I teach Museology and Art History. I am also the subject coordinator of Art History.

I previously had a postdoc position at the Department of Culture and Media Studies at Umeå University. In my current research project, I study authenticity in fiction exhibitions, specifically exhibitions about film and TV series, and the emergence and function of fiction exhibitions in a larger museum context. The project is partially based on analyses of a touring exhibition about the series Game of Thrones. 

I had a PhD position in Museology at the Department of Culture and Media Studies in 2010-2014. In my research project, I examined experiences and meaning making in museums with the affect of spatial design and spatiality on visitors as point of departure. The study objects consisted of five art and cultural history museums in Rome. 

Dagens Nyheter
Adman, Per; Bergquist, Ann-Kristin; Bonnedahl, Karl Johan; et al.
Museumsutstillinger: å forstå, skape og vurdere natur- og kulturhistoriske utstillinger, Trondheim: Museumsforlaget AS 2017 : 67-80
Simonsson, Märit
Simonsson, Märit
RIG: Kulturhistorisk tidskrift, Kungliga Gustav Adolfs Akademien 2015, (2-3) : 148-151
Simonsson, Märit
UtställningsEstetiskt Forum
Simonsson, Märit
Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift, Vol. 21, (2) : 37-39
Simonsson, Märit
Mitt i metoden: kulturvetenskapliga reflektioner, Umeå: Institutionen för kultur- och medievetenskaper, Umeå universitet 2012 : 59-69
Simonsson, Märit
RIG: Kulturhistorisk tidskrift, Stockholm: Föreningen för svensk kulturhistoria i samarbete 2011, (3) : 129-140
Simonsson, Märit