Short CV/Education and training

  • 2001 – 2006
    Student at the Museum of Copenhagen working with excavations, postex., exhibitions and outreach

  • Since 2005
    As a specialist in archaeological shoes I take on advisory tasks for museums, conservation centers, experience centers, universities, private companies and the media

  • 2007
    Master in Prehistoric Archaeology at the University of Copenhagen

  • 2007 – 2008
    Archaeologist and Excavation Leader at the Museum of Copenhagen

  • Since 2008
    Curator at the Museum of Copenhagen, working with finds analysis, research and outreach

  • 2011
    Master course in Dialogic facilitation, International Business Communication, Southern University of Denmark

  • 2013 – 2016
    Industrial Ph.D. student at the Museum of Copenhagen and University of Copenhagen, Saxo Institute; Affiliated to Centre for Textile Research

Selected publications

  • Andersen, V. L. 2016. Old shoes in a new perspective – Fashioning Archaeology. Fashion Practice 2016.

  • Terkelsen, S. G. & Andersen, V. L. 2016. Red Heels – The Symbol of a Power Shift in 17th Century Copenhagen. Archaeological Textiles Review 2016, pp. 3-9.

  • Andersen, V. L. 2016. Shoes & the City. I: Mannering, U. & Frisch, S. (red. et al.) Cutting edge. The Danish National Research Foundation´s Centre for Textile Research, pp. 4-5.

  • Andersen, V. L. Sko og skidt – i københavnernes fodspor i middelalder og tidlig moderne tid. Kulturstudier, Nr. 2, 2016, pp. 77-100.

  • Andersen, V.L. 2014. Gamle sko i nyt lys – om sko som kilde til fortiden. Fund & Fortid, No. 4, December 2014, pp. 13-20.

  • Andersen, V.L. 2014. "Hug en hæl og klip en tå". Bæredygtighed på fødderne. Dragtjournalen – Tidsskrift udgivet af Den Danske Dragt- og Tekstilpulje, No. 11, 2014, pp. 13-22.

  • Andersen, V.L. 2014. Skoens skaber. Mester og lærling – eller professionel og amatør? In: Smedens Rum 7, Mester eller lærling? – læringsprocesser identificeret i materiel kultur, Arkæologiske Skrifter Nr. 12. Saxo-Institute, University of Copenhagen, pp. 45-61.

  • Mordhorst, C.; Andersen, V. L. & Johnsen, K. 2013. The Past beneath our Feet. Museum of Copenhagen (132 pages).

  • Andersen, V.L. 2013. Sko under overfladen – en arbejdsproces. Fodtøj fra de seneste års arkæologiske udgravninger i København. Dragtjournalen – Tidsskrift udgivet af Den Danske Dragt- og Tekstilpulje, No. 9 / 7 2013, pp. 9-19.

  • Andersen, V. L. 2012. Stadens Ureenlighed. Lossepladskultur i 1700-tallets København. Kulturstudier, Saxo-Institute, University of Copenhagen, No. 2, pp. 73-105.

  • Andersen, V.L. 2009. Skoen i skraldet. Dragtjournalen – Tidsskrift udgivet af Den Danske Dragt- og Tekstilpulje, No. 5 / 3 2009, pp. 11-19.

  • Andersen, V.L. 2009. På fod med nyere tids arkæologi – sko som kilde. In: Lyngstrøm, H. (ed.), Glimt fra en anden verden. Specialer ved Forhistorisk Arkæologi 2006, 2007 og 2008, Saxo-Institute, University of Copenhagen, pp. 93-102.


Selected projects

  • Research stay at Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Sydney (AU), 2016

  • Research stay at the Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto (CA), 2015

  • Invited member of the international research network Producing a history of fashion in the West at Musée des Arts décoratifs i Paris (FR), 2014

  • Research stay at the department of Historical Archaeology, Lunds University (SE), 2014

  • Invited member af the international research network CCCC, Costumes, Clothing, Consumption & Culture led by Dr. Paula Hothi in a collaboration with The Danish Research Foundation´s Center for Textile Research, The National Museum, University of Warwick, European University Institute Florence and University of Glasgow as well as the research network Textile Crafts and Cultures led by senior researcher at Nationalmuseet Ulla Mannering, 2013 – 2016

  • Interdisciplinary research project on waste management in 18th Century Copenhagen at the Museum of Copenhagen, funded by the Danish Agency for Culture, 2011

  • Participated in project on Polluting the environment in antiquity at Department of Archaeology, The University of Glasgow (UK), 2010

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Appointed Censor in the Censor Team for Prehistoric Archaeology, Denmark, covering University of Copenhagen, Aarhus University and University of Southern Denmark, since 2014

  • Appointed board member of the Archaeological Leather Group (UK), 2014

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