Vikings lecture

Who were the Vikings? Were they helmet-wearing vagabonds, seafarers and traders, rapers and pilagers, farmers and craftspeople. All of those and more?

Hear from the expert – We call them Vikings exhibition senior curator Lena Hejll to find out about the significance of the objects in Melbourne Museum's Vikings: Beyond the Legend exhibition. Where do these come from and what do tell us about the Scandivanian Iron Age and Nordic history?


Lena Hejll is a Curator and Project Manager at the Swedish History Museum. She is now responsible for the touring of the travelling exhibition We call them Vikings. Lena Hejll is an archaeologist and ethnologist with more than 35 years of experience from museum work. For most of this time she has been working with, and being responsible for exhibition productions in several Swedish museums. Since 2003 Lena Hejll has been working at the Swedish History Museum being the Curator and Project Manager for most of the Exhibitions produced there since then.

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