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Authors:Andy Sawyer: University of Leicester, UK
Publication title:Maritime master narratives in European national museums
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.:029
Abstract:Some national museums have produced narratives of the nation and its history around specifically maritime themes. To what extent are those presented histories ‘European’? Preliminary research was carried out in two areas: first; narratives based on exhibitions of Norse culture and history (which had an impact across Europe); and secondly; narratives in or about historic ships; vessels created in the context of European conflicts; and often sited on Europe’s littoral boundaries. In each case a photographic survey was undertaken to contribute to an overall record of the physical aspects of each gallery; focussing on specific exhibits and text panels to provide detail. Plans and sample publications were collected; and websites examined to obtain as comprehensive a view as possible of the way different institutions display their collections. Specific national themes were prominent; although the exhibits are about events which were shared European experiences.
Language:English
Year:2012
No. of pages:19
Pages:467-485
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
File:http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp/078/029/ecp12078029.pdf
Available:2012-10-30
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet

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Andy Sawyer (2012). Maritime master narratives in European national museums, 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=029 (accessed 11/1/2014)