- Heritage and society
Josephine Munch Rasmussen is a researcher with a background in archaeology, public administration, and heritage management. She earned her PhD in archaeology in 2014 from the University of Oslo. She has done research and published within fields such as archaeology and heritage, critical theory, manuscript studies, museum studies, legal studies, and media studies.
Josephine works transdisciplinary and has vast experience in research communication in public and educational contexts. She has developed courses at the University of Oslo, the University of Agder, and the Norwegian Police Academy. She has taught widely on the topics of heritage, conflict, trafficking, art crime, history of disciplines, and research ethics (BA, MA, and PhD level).
From 2016 – 2018 she worked as a research coordinator at NIKU. From 2018 – 2022 she was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Agder. Josephine returned to NIKU in 2022 in a researcher position. Her work concerns critical provenance research, history of institutions and collections, repatriation, cultural heritage diplomacy, and international trade in forged, stolen, and dubious, antiquities and manuscripts.