Article | Building National Museums in Europe 1750-2010. Conference proceedings from EuNaMus; European National Museums: Identity Politics; the Uses of the Past and the European Citizen; Bologna 28-30 April 2011. EuNaMus Report No. 1 | National Museums in the Czech Republic

Title:
National Museums in the Czech Republic
Author:
Péter Apor:
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2011
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Building National Museums in Europe 1750-2010. Conference proceedings from EuNaMus; European National Museums: Identity Politics; the Uses of the Past and the European Citizen; Bologna 28-30 April 2011. EuNaMus Report No. 1
Issue:
064
Article no.:
010
Pages:
203-212
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10
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Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2011-09-30
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Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
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Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


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National museum institutions in Bohemia were formed in two distinct areas: art and sciences. Although the Picture Gallery of the Society of Patriotic Friends and the Patriotic Museum; established in 1796 and 1818 respectively; were the creations of enlightened aristocrats as elitist institutions to improve local taste and civilization; they became crucial in shaping Czech nationalism since the 1830s. As a consequence; historical and archaeological collections began to be built. As Czech society increasingly started to participate in the modernization and industrialization process of late nineteenth century Austria; applied and decorative arts emerged as the unique marks of a distinctively modern Czech national identity. Two museums originally devoted to industrial production illustrate this development; the Náprstek Museum of Asian; African and American Cultures and the Museum of Decorative Arts. Historical identity inseparable of the idea of building a Czechoslovak nation after 1918; began to emerge at the Vítkov Hill monument; which was revitalized after 1989 as a major site of historical exhibitions.

Building National Museums in Europe 1750-2010. Conference proceedings from EuNaMus; European National Museums: Identity Politics; the Uses of the Past and the European Citizen; Bologna 28-30 April 2011. EuNaMus Report No. 1

Author:
Péter Apor
Title:
National Museums in the Czech Republic
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Pruvodce sbírkami Musea království ceského v Praze (1905) Praha: Spolecnost Musea království ceského.

Building National Museums in Europe 1750-2010. Conference proceedings from EuNaMus; European National Museums: Identity Politics; the Uses of the Past and the European Citizen; Bologna 28-30 April 2011. EuNaMus Report No. 1

Author:
Péter Apor
Title:
National Museums in the Czech Republic
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