By Peter Aronsson, Gabriella Elgenius

Europe’s nationwide museums have seeing that their production been on the centre of on-going country making methods. nationwide museums negotiate conflicts and contradictions and entrain the neighborhood sufficiently to procure the help of scientists and artwork connoisseurs, electorate and taxpayers, coverage makers, family and international viewers alike. National Museums and Nation-building in Europe 1750-2010 verify the nationwide museum as a manifestation of cultural and political wishes, instead of simple illustration of the old evidence of a kingdom.

National Museums and Nation-building in Europe 1750-2010 examines the measure to which nationwide museums have created versions and representations of countries, their earlier, current and destiny, and proceeds to evaluate the implications of such makes an attempt. Revealing how types of international locations and states – former empires, monarchies, republics, pre-modern, sleek or post-imperial entities – installation and prioritise sorts of museums (based on paintings, archaeology, tradition and ethnography) of their making, this e-book constitutes the 1st entire and comparative point of view on nationwide museums in Europe and their problematic courting to the making of countries and states.

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2012) Region and State in Nineteenth-Century Europe: NationBuilding, Regional Identities and Separatism, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Bäckström, M. (2011) ‘Loading guns with patriotic love: Arthur Hazelius’s attempts at Skansen to remake Swedish society’, in S. Knell, P. B. ) National Museums: New Studies from Around the World, London: Routledge, 69–87. Ba˘ dica˘, S. (2011) ‘What’s in a name? National museums in Romania’, Eunamus Congress, Bologna, April. A. (1982) ‘The making of a national museum: part 1’, Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion, 153–85.

Konzepte der Wissensverbreitung im Wandel, Berlin: de Gruyter, 211–20. Zipsane, H. (2011) ‘On the development of national museums in Denmark’, Eunamus Congress, Bologna, April. 2 MUSEUMS OF CIVILIZATION, MUSEUMS OF STATE, MUSEUMS OF IDENTITY National museums in Europe, 1918–2000 Péter Apor Introduction The chapter analyses the transformations of national museums in Europe in the twentieth century following the First World War. The period between 1918 and 2000 is marked by radical changes: the dissolution of composite states and empires after 1918, the formation of many new national states and identities, the establishment of socialist dictatorships and the escalation of the Cold War after World War II, and the collapse of the colonial system during the 1950s and 1960s (Hobsbawm 1995).

Although the immediate impetus was the death of the Estonian nationalist Jakob Hurt and the need to do something with his immense folklore collection, the concrete steps of turning Hurt’s collection into the Estonian National Museum, inaugurated in 1909, at several steps took inspiration from the Finnish example. It was attractive not the least because of its geographical and cultural proximity (Kuutma 2011). Other examples of the strength of transnational practices, for example, in the realm of colonial art museums (Küster 2010), could easily be added, but the message is hopefully clear: the national museum landscape in nineteenth-century Europe was an intensely transnational affair.

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