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Authors:Frank Matthias Kammel: Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Germany
Publication title:The Germanisches Nationalmuseum in Nuremberg: The Cultural Memory of a Nation without National Borders
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.:014
Abstract:The Germanisches Nationalmuseum in Nuremberg showcases and researches German-speaking culture. Its foundation in 1852 was based on the conscience of unity of a nation that was characterised by a common language and culture, but lived in numerous separate states. It is thus a Germanic and not a German museum, since it concerned and still concerns itself with German culture beyond political boundaries. The task of the institution was therefore not to present the political or even military history of a state-nation. Instead, its aim was to relate vividly and communicate visually the social and cultural life of the German population in middle and middleeastern Europe in the past. This aim has not changed until today, but it remains a major challenge to the visualization of cultural history and the idea of nation at the museum.
Language:English
Year:2012
No. of pages:12
Pages:217-228
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
File:http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp/078/014/ecp12078014.pdf
Available:2012-10-30
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet

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Frank Matthias Kammel (2012). The Germanisches Nationalmuseum in Nuremberg: The Cultural Memory of a Nation without National Borders, 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=014 (accessed 9/16/2014)