THE PURPOSE OF THE PROJECT


The purpose of the project is to recreate the original coherence between two collections separated by history. One is the beautiful constructional drawings in the Danish National Archives, the other the models of naval ships, mechanical devices and machines in the Royal Danish Naval Museum.

With this project it is also our intention to make the two collections accessible to a far greater audience at home as well as abroad. Finally, it has been our goal to bring about a better understanding for the interaction between technological innovation, scientific insights and arts and culture.

With this project we hope to reach a very broad target group. Our main target, however, is a group consisting of potential guests that traditionally have only limited contact with museums and archives i.e. Internet users, children and young people. In addition, we hope that our databases will be a workable tool not only for our national scientific community but also for international researchers working in the fields of art, technology and naval history.