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Authors:Sylvain Cordier: Independent scholar
Publication title:Intimating History: (re)-furnishing Versailles for Louis-Philippe’s Musée d’Histoire de France (1834–1837)
Conference:Great Narratives of the Past Traditions and Revisions in National Museums: Conference Proceedings from EuNaMus, European National Museums: Identity Politics, the Uses of the Past and the European Citizen, Paris 28 June – 1 July & 25–26 November 2011
Publication type: Abstract and Fulltext
Issue:078
Article No.:007
Abstract:The constitution and opening of the Musée Historique de Versailles counts as among the most important undertakings of nineteenth century French cultural policy. It appeared as an explicit manifesto for national reconciliation, in the context of the constitutional monarchy’s desire to establish its historical place in the long line of princes and regimes that were considered as the builders of a millenary nation. It appeared also as the best way for the public authority to preserve the castle, since the end of the Revolutionary period had presented each changing regime with the difficulty of dealing with this exceptional monument both in symbolic terms and in relation to its maintenance.
Language:English
Year:2012
No. of pages:6
Pages:81-86
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
File:http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp/078/007/ecp12078007.pdf
Available:2012-10-30
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet

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Sylvain Cordier (2012). Intimating History: (re)-furnishing Versailles for Louis-Philippe’s Musée d’Histoire de France (1834–1837), Great Narratives of the Past Traditions and Revisions in National Museums: Conference Proceedings from EuNaMus, European National Museums: Identity Politics, the Uses of the Past and the European Citizen, Paris 28 June – 1 July & 25–26 November 2011 http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp_article/index.en.aspx?issue=078;article=007 (accessed 9/21/2014)