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Johan Hegardt (ed.): The Museum Beyond the Nation

The National Historical Museum, Stockholm. Studies 21. 2013.

In a global, postcolonial and cosmopolitan context, contrary to a colonial and nation-based one, museums have to rethink their stories, their place in the world and the people whom they aim to engage: What stories are told and why? Who is the audience? How is the museum as a physical space structured? Is there a future for the museum as we know it?

The Museum Beyond the Nation is a collection of nine essays all originating from a conference setting in Kalmar, Sweden, in 2011.

Table of contents:

  • Preface: Maria Janzén
  • Introduction: Johan Hegardt
  • Writing the museum: Peter Aronsson
  • From national to regional narratives: Darko Babić and Željka Miklošević
  • Oh woman of the past. The National Historical Museum in Sweden from a gender perspective: Malin Grundberg
  • Edifices of memory. Topical ordering in cabinets and museums: Mattias Ekman
  • The new Neues Museum in Berlin. Accumulating narratives: Dan Karlholm
  • Contemporary cause-based collecting, controversy and curatorial activism at the National Museum of American History from the 1960s: Kylie Message
  • Some new puzzles about native american identity at the Museum of the American Indian: Herman Lebovics
  • The nation collected: Fredrik Svanberg
  • The British Museum. Collections and Politics: David M. Wilson

 

Contact: Series editor Fredrik Svanberg (fredrik.svanberg@historiska.se)

 

In a global, postcolonial and cosmopolitan context, contrary to a colonial and nation-based one, museums have to rethink their stories, their place in the world and the people whom they aim to engage: What stories are told and why? Who is the audience? How is the museum as a physical space structured? Is there a future for the museum as we know it? The Museum Beyond the Nation is a collection of nine essays all originating from a conference setting in Kalmar, Sweden, in 2011.
Preface: Maria Janzén. Introduction: Johan Hegardt Writing the museum: Peter Aronsson From national to regional narratives: Darko Babić and Željka Miklošević Edifices of memory: Topical ordering in cabinets and museums: Mattias Ekman Oh woman of the past. The National Historical Museum in Sweden from a gender perspective: Malin Grundberg The new Neues Museum in Berlin. Accumulating narratives: Dan Karlholm Some new puzzles about native american identity at the Museum of the American Indian: Herman Lebovics Contemporary cause-based collecting, controversy and curatorial activism at the National Museum of American History from the 1960s: Kylie Message The nation collected: Fredrik Svanberg The British Museum. Collections and Politics: David M. Wilson Author details
The National Historical Museum, Stockholm. Studies 21. Contact: Main editor Fredrik Svanberg (fredrik.svanberg@historiska.se)
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