Article | Comparing: National Museums; Territories; Nation-Building and Change. NaMu IV; Linköping University; Norrköping; Sweden 18-20 February 2008 | Archaeology and Museums in the Nation Building Process in Greece

Title:
Archaeology and Museums in the Nation Building Process in Greece
Author:
Anastasia Sakellariadi: Institute of Archaeology, UCL, UK
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Year:
2008
Conference:
Comparing: National Museums; Territories; Nation-Building and Change. NaMu IV; Linköping University; Norrköping; Sweden 18-20 February 2008
Issue:
030
Article no.:
009
Pages:
129-142
No. of pages:
14
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2008-05-20
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


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This paper considers Greek archaeology as a product of the development of the nation state and investigates the way this relationship has determined the discipline and its museums. A critical presentation of the foundation of the Greek state sheds light on the conditions from which the relationship between archaeology and the State originated. The changes in archaeological legislation and administration demonstrate the way this relationship developed. Greek museums constitute the main agents of representation; interpretation and communication of archaeological heritage and as such they are considered. Classical Greek antiquity as the fount of the European spirit contributed immensely to the materialization of modern Greece. This ideological premise set constrains on the displays and narratives presented in archaeological museums and on the development of the entire discipline. Almost two centuries after the foundation of the State Archaeological Service and the National Archaeological Museum few things seem to have changed.

Comparing: National Museums; Territories; Nation-Building and Change. NaMu IV; Linköping University; Norrköping; Sweden 18-20 February 2008

Author:
Anastasia Sakellariadi
Title:
Archaeology and Museums in the Nation Building Process in Greece
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Comparing: National Museums; Territories; Nation-Building and Change. NaMu IV; Linköping University; Norrköping; Sweden 18-20 February 2008

Author:
Anastasia Sakellariadi
Title:
Archaeology and Museums in the Nation Building Process in Greece
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