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National museums and nation-building in Europe, 1750-2010 : mobilization and legitimacy, continuity and change

Author: Peter Aronsson; Gabriella Elgenius
Publisher: Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Europe's national museums have since their creation been at the centre of on-going nation making processes. National museums negotiate conflicts and contradictions and entrain the community sufficiently to obtain the support of scientists and art connoisseurs, citizens and taxpayers, policy makers, domestic and foreign visitors alike. National Museums and Nation-building in Europe 1750-2010 assess the national  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: ebook version:
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Aronsson; Gabriella Elgenius
ISBN: 9780415853965 0415853966
OCLC Number: 893609039
Description: xiii, 212 pages : charts ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Making museums and nations / by Peter Aronsson and Gabriella Elgenius --
Part 1. Establishing national museums, 1750-2012 --
National museums in between regionalism, nationalism and imperialism, 1750-1914 / by Stefan Berger --
Museums of civilizations, states and identities : national museums in Europe, 1914-2000 / by Péter Apor --
Museums, nations, empires, religions / by Tony Bennett --
Part 2. Museum typologies : art and cultural history museums --
The changing roles of art museums / by Dominique Poulot --
History museums and the making of citizens and communities / by Ilaria Porciani --
Part 3. Conclusions and national museum analysis --
National museums as national symbols : a survey of strategic nation-building and identity-politics / by Gabriella Elgenius --
National museums as cultural constitutions / by Peter Aronsson.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Aronsson and Gabriella Elgenius.
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"Europe's national museums have since their creation been at the centre of on-going nation making processes. National museums negotiate conflicts and contradictions and entrain the community sufficiently to obtain the support of scientists and art connoisseurs, citizens and taxpayers, policy makers, domestic and foreign visitors alike. National Museums and Nation-building in Europe 1750-2010 assess the national museum as a manifestation of cultural and political desires, rather than that a straightforward representation of the historical facts of a nation. National Museums and Nation-building in Europe 1750-2010 examines the degree to which national museums have created models and representations of nations, their past, present and future, and proceeds to assess the consequences of such attempts. Revealing how different types of nations and states--former empires, monarchies, republics, pre-modern, modern or post-imperial entities--deploy and prioritise different types of museums (based on art, archaeology, culture and ethnography) in their making, this book constitutes the first comprehensive and comparative perspective on national museums in Europe and their intricate relationship to the making of nations and states"--

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