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Authors:Aina Aske: Larvik Museum, Norway
Publication title:Manor Houses, Mansions and the Norwegian National Museum Concept. Commemorations of ‘the 400-year Night’
Conference:NaMu, Making National Museums Program, Setting the Frames, 26–28 February, Norrköping, Sweden
Publication type: Abstract and Fulltext
Issue:022
Article No.:023
Abstract:In Norway, manor houses, mansions and similar phenomena are repressed and underestimated, representing a culture which was not suited for Norwegian nation-building in the nineteenth and early twentieth century. In its wider context the narrative of ‘the 400-year night’ has not been very central in the traditional narrative found in Norwegian museums. The history of manor houses and mansions can be divided into three phases; from the Medieval until 1660, from the Absolute monarchy until early nineteenth century and from early nineteenth century until to day. This article will focus museums, monuments and nation-building from the perspective of the backyard of national museums. It is represented by the narrative of a manor house, or rather a princely residence dating from the seventeenth century and turned into a monument and museum at the beginning of the twentieth century. Although the perspective is local, the questions and further work will hopefully be relevant to the complex and dissimilar group of manor houses and mansions on a national level.
Language:English
Year:2007
No. of pages:15
Pages:255–269
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
File:http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp/022/023/ecp072223.pdf
Available:2007-09-19
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet

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Aina Aske (2007). Manor Houses, Mansions and the Norwegian National Museum Concept. Commemorations of ‘the 400-year Night’, NaMu, Making National Museums Program, Setting the Frames, 26–28 February, Norrköping, Sweden http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp_article/index.en.aspx?issue=022;article=023 (accessed 7/25/2014)