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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 10/24/2014)