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Authors:Eva Silvén: Nordiska Museet, Sweden
Publication title:Staging the Sámi: Narrative and Display at the Nordiska Museet in Stockholm
Conference:Comparing: National Museums, Territories, Nation-Building and Change. NaMu IV, Linköping University, Norrköping, Sweden 18–20 February 2008
Publication type: Abstract and Fulltext
Issue:030
Article No.:023
Abstract:This paper deals with the question of how the Sami, an indigenous people in northern Scandinavia and Russia, over a period of more than 130 years have been presented in permanent exhibitions at the Nordiska Museet, the Swedish national museum of cultural history. It is a topic that can be used to analyse the construction of the national museum as well as the narratives about the Sami, but also to understand the role of museums in shaping social and ethnic categories and their situation in society.

The paper has the character of being an overview of a work in progress, and it touches upon a series of aspects that will be researched more closely further on. It is divided into four sections, representing how the Sami issue has been managed in the contexts of nation building, modernity, contemporary representation, and globalisation.

Language:English
Year:2008
No. of pages:9
Pages:311-319
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
File:http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp/030/023/ecp0830023b.pdf
Available:2008-05-20
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet

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Eva Silvén (2008). Staging the Sámi: Narrative and Display at the Nordiska Museet in Stockholm, Comparing: National Museums, Territories, Nation-Building and Change. NaMu IV, Linköping University, Norrköping, Sweden 18–20 February 2008 http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp_article/index.en.aspx?issue=030;article=023 (accessed 9/3/2014)