The text as part of a future research project aims to trace the forms and mechanisms of building the museum representations of communist ideology; the relations between decision-making and concept realization. The research is based on two case studies ‚Äď the ex-National Museum of Working Class Revolution in Sofia and the Museum of Communism in Prague. They are subject to comparative study; regarding the content; context and authorship of their public presentations.
The study of the narrative structures of both museum exhibitions registers similarities and identifies a possible pattern for their construction. The potential factors influencing the presentation concept and planning could be traced first in curators‚Äô background and political standpoints; in the thematic focus of the museum; in the institutional funding resource and in the social and political climate of the region.
Comparing: National Museums; Territories; Nation-Building and Change. NaMu IV; Link√∂ping University; Norrk√∂ping; Sweden 18-20 February 2008
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