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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 10/25/2014)