Our intention is to provide at first a brief outline; establishing the emergence and fundamentals of museum practices in the 19th century; so as to capture the museum at its nascent site as an institution of modernity. While tracing the initial function of the museum as encyclopedia of nation-building (ÃzyÃ¼rek 2001); our focus will be on portraying the experience of the late Ottoman and early Republican periods in particular. Later on; our focus will gradually move in time with the aim of grasping how customs of âframing the nationâ are transformed in the course of changing political; social and economical agendas. Grounding the framework on the crisis of space-time conceptions of modernity and the upsurge of memory practices; we will try to analyze the last twenty years of museum practices in Turkey in the light of: (1) the withdrawal of rigid cultural politics of the State on exhibition rights; (2) the changes in the narrator function; and (3) the privatization of museal projects. In tackling with the spatio-temporal reorganization of modern modes of production; we will inevitably delve into the effects of debates around globalization and multiculturalism â particularly on conservation and heritage politics. Finally; departing from the example of Miniaturk â a theme park; curating a selection of miniaturized historical and architectural pieces as a âShowcase of Turkeyâ â we will try to identify the neo-conservative tendencies of post-1980s’ museum practices in Turkey so as to trace the structural transformations in the space and body of the museum; along with transformations in representation strategies and power relations at work.