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National Museums: New Studies from Around the World

Knell, Simon J.; Aronsson, Peter; Amundsen, Peter Bugge; Barnes, Amy Jane; Burch, Stuart; Carter, Jennifer; Gosselin, Viviane and Hughes, Sarah A. eds. (2011). National Museums: New Studies from Around the World. Abingdon: Routledge.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315787312
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Abstract

National Museums is the first book to explore the national museum as a cultural institution in a range of contrasting national contexts. Composed of new studies of countries that rarely make a showing in the English-language studies of museums, this book reveals how these national museums have been used to create a sense of national self, place the nation in the arts, deal with the consequences of political change, remake difficult pasts, and confront those issues of nationalism, ethnicity and multiculturalism which have come to the fore in national politics in recent decades.

National Museums combines research from both leading and new researchers in the fields of history, museum studies, cultural studies, sociology, history of art, media studies, science and technology studies, and anthropology. It is an interrogation of the origins, purpose, organisation, politics, narratives and philosophies of national museums.

Item Type: Edited Book
Copyright Holders: 2011 Simon Knell, Peter Aronsson and Arne Brugge Amundsen
ISBN: 0-415-54773-3, 978-0-415-54773-4
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities > Art History
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 69040
Depositing User: Amy Jane Barnes
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2020 10:55
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2020 17:09
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/69040
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