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Editors:Peter Aronsson, Andreas Nyblom
Conference:Comparing: National Museums; Territories; Nation-Building and Change. NaMu IV; Linköping University; Norrköping; Sweden 18–20 February 2008
Publication type: Conference proceedings
Issue:030
Language:English
Introduction:In earlier conferences of NaMu: Making National In earlier conferences of NaMu: Making National Museums; we have explored the complexity of defining National Museums laboured with contemporary narrative analyses and dealt specifically with how diversity and difference are negotiated in an increasingly globalized world. See namu.ep.liu.se/ and www.ep.liu.se/ecp_home/index.en.aspx?issue=022.

The fourth conference in the series held at Linköping University 18-20 February 2008 took an explicit historical and comparative outlook dealing with some of the main questions of the NaMu program; stressing methodological issues and comparative strategies. Eight thematic sessions were introduced by seminal key-notes giving European; global and methodological feeds to the dialogue over disciplinary and national borders:

  1. Comparing relationships between different forms of national museums and their related academic disciplines. To what extent were and are they part of institutions of knowledge? Do they present a coherent approach to memory politics? To what extent are there autonomous logics operating in the evolution of cultural; historical; technical; natural and art national museums?
  2. Comparing the narratives told in and by museums: how do they evolve over time? What “us” and what “others” were constructed with what means? Do they differ between countries structurally?
  3. Comparing the role of national museums in the overall history of their setting (relating to disciplinary; esthetical; political and economical developments. Are they forming nations; creating hegemony; arguing for change; disrupting order or integrate?

Some answers and the basis for more intelligent questions are to be found in this volume.

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Contents


Keynotes

030:001
Peter Aronsson
Comparing National Museums: Methodological Reflections
[Abstract and Fulltext]

030:002
Kylie Message
Comparing Cultures of Citizenship and Changing Concepts of Nation and Community in the EU and USA
[Abstract and Fulltext]

Session 1: Comparing narratives

030:003
Viviane Gosselin, David Andersson
Private and Public Memories of Expo 67
[Abstract and Fulltext]

030:004
Gabriela Nicolescu Cristea
On Maps; Abused Virgins and Nations
[Abstract and Fulltext]

030:005
Radostina Sharenkova
Propaganda in the Museum
[Abstract and Fulltext]

030:006
Eva Insulander, Fredrik Lindstrand
Past and Present
[Abstract and Fulltext]

030:007
Rossella Ragazzi
Steps Toward An Analysis of “Sápmi:
[Abstract and Fulltext]

Session 2: Comparing national transfers

030:008
Pelin Gürol
Conflicting Visualities on Display
[Abstract and Fulltext]

Session 3: Defining the national

030:009
Anastasia Sakellariadi
Archaeology and Museums in the Nation Building Process in Greece
[Abstract and Fulltext]

030:010
Alexandra Tranta-Nikoli
Representing “Greek” Prehistory
[Abstract and Fulltext]

030:011
Isabelle Flour
National Museums of Architecture
[Abstract and Fulltext]

Session 4: Comparing objects and contexts

030:012
Mattias Bäckström
Reading the Official and the Unofficial
[Abstract and Fulltext]

030:013
Fredrik Svanberg
Museum Narration and the Collection Machine
[Abstract and Fulltext]

Session 5: Comparing institutional formation

030:014
Aina Aske
The Hidden Narrative of Manor Houses and Their Cultural History in Norwegian Museums
[Abstract and Fulltext]

Session 6: Comparing disciplinary traditions

030:015
Inga Elmqvist Söderlund
The Cabinet of Naturalia of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences at the End of the 18th Century
[Abstract and Fulltext]

030:016
Johannes Siapkas, Lena Sjögren
Appropriations of Antiquity
[Abstract and Fulltext]

Session 7: Comparing for development

030:017
Mavragani Eleni
Comparing Strategic Approaches between National and Private Museums in Athens
[Abstract and Fulltext]

030:018
Shin-Chieh Tzeng
A Tale of Two Nations
[Abstract and Fulltext]

030:019
Margaret Tali
The Processes of Contemporary Museum Constructions
[Abstract and Fulltext]

Session 8: Comparing the Other

030:020
Marzia Varutti
Thinking through the "Other"
[Abstract and Fulltext]

030:021
Cristina Lleras
National Museums and the Legacies of Exclusion. Issues and Challenges Around Change in the 21st Century
[Abstract and Fulltext]

030:022
Iro Katsaridou
Institutionalizing Photography
[Abstract and Fulltext]

030:023
Eva Silvén
Staging the Sámi
[Abstract and Fulltext]

Year:2008
No. of pages:319
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
File:http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp/030/ecp08030c.pdf
Available:2008-05-20
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet

REFERENCE TO THIS PAGE
Peter Aronsson, Andreas Nyblom (2008). Comparing: National Museums; Territories; Nation-Building and Change. NaMu IV; Linköping University; Norrköping; Sweden 18–20 February 2008 http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp_home/index.en.aspx?issue=030 (10/22/2014)