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Title:
Anatomy at the Museum: Bodies Represented; Collected and Contested
Author:
Fredrik Svanberg: National Historical Museums, Stockholm, Sweden
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2012
Conference:
National Museums and the Negotiation of Difficult Pasts: Conference Proceedings from EuNaMus; European National Museums: Identity Politics; the Uses of the Past and the European Citizen; Brussels 26-27 January 2012: EuNaMus Report No 8
Issue:
082
Article no.:
009
Pages:
139-152
No. of pages:
14
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2012-01-17
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


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A major part of current repatriation claims; debates and conflicts over contested European collections concerns the heritage of human remains from old anatomical collections created in relation to anatomical museums now closed or significantly transformed. The history of anatomical collecting as well as the museum and research use of these collections in the 19th and 20th centuries is quite little known beyond a general historical frame. New research projects are on the way; however; revealing interesting new historical knowledge in this field which gives new perspectives on the "dark" history of the latest two centuries as well as new backgrounds to current debates on contested heritage and repatriation issues.

National Museums and the Negotiation of Difficult Pasts: Conference Proceedings from EuNaMus; European National Museums: Identity Politics; the Uses of the Past and the European Citizen; Brussels 26-27 January 2012: EuNaMus Report No 8

Author:
Fredrik Svanberg
Title:
Anatomy at the Museum: Bodies Represented; Collected and Contested
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National Museums and the Negotiation of Difficult Pasts: Conference Proceedings from EuNaMus; European National Museums: Identity Politics; the Uses of the Past and the European Citizen; Brussels 26-27 January 2012: EuNaMus Report No 8

Author:
Fredrik Svanberg
Title:
Anatomy at the Museum: Bodies Represented; Collected and Contested
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