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Museums and the Making of Ourselves - Kaplan, Flora E, and Kaplan, Morton
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Using an historical perspective, whilst also putting forward modern viewpoints, this volume explores the relationship between art and material culture. It presents case studies of some of the ways in which national cultural haeritage was and still is being created and moulded into collective views of the state, its regions, municipalities, constituent groups and values. Museums are analyzed as social institutions that act as powerful forces in the forging of self-consciousness, both within specific historical contexts, and ...

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Museums and the Making of Ourselves 1996, Leicester University

ISBN-13: 9780718500399

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