Børge Hinsch’s collection of ethnographical items is very fine, and virtually all the ethnographical artefacts on display in the museum come from Børge Hinsch’s own collection.
Donations and lending of especially trophies items are of great importance to the Børge Hinsch Foundation museum’s ongoing development and renewal.
Today, trophies representing more than 235 big game species, many of which are fully mounted, are displayed in the museum. The vast majority of these trophies are of international record standard, measured according to the Safari Club International Record Book in the USA, and a few of the trophies are world records.
Special exhibition on poaching:
New for 2016 - recently the Børge Hinsch Foundation, working with professional consultation, decided to establish a new exhibition in the Børge Hinsch Foundation’s rooms in the manor house of Valdemars Slot on the theme of: Poaching.
Under this main theme, the exhibition focuses in greater detail on the following topics “Wildlife management vs. poaching”, “The damage caused by poachers”, “Sustainable hunting”, “Trophy hunting”, “Eco-tourism”, “The white rhino” and more. The exhibition received funding, from both the Børge Hinsch and external grant-awarding bodies, which has made it possible to cover the considerable costs involved in establishing a professional exhibition on this highly topical issue. There is a special focus on Africa, which has seen a near explosion in levels of poaching in recent years, not only of rhinos and elephants, but of many smaller game species as well.
This new poaching exhibition, which was established in April 2016, includes a series of informative posters featuring text- and photographs, 2 dioramas showing mounted animals caught in local traps with accompanying texts, and a tv-monitor showing documentary films about the problems caused by poaching in Africa.
The entire exhibition was established by Theis Andersen, a professional museum consultant, who worked as an Exhibition Manager for Aarhus Natural History Museum, and processes all the know-how required to establish a first class, professional exhibition. It was important for the Foundation to use Theis Andersen, as he also worked as a consultant for the Børge Hinsch Foundation in 1998 and 1999, when the Børge Hinsch Foundation first established its museum in Valdemars Slot. In this way it was possible to ensure a high level of continuity between the existing permanent exhibition and the new special exhibit on poaching, in the terms of colours, materials, posters and displays etc.
Claus Olesen, who is employed as manager and wildlife ranger for the Børge Hinsch Foundation’s Nature-school, which works in connection with the museum in Valdemars Slot, is looking forward to using this new exhibition in his future work with the nature school and it’s visitors, and incorporating the research and knowledge displayed in the poaching exhibition in the daily activities of the nature school.