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European national museums: Identity politics, the uses of the past and the European citizen

Ziel

National museums are authoritative spaces for display and negotiation of community and citizenship. Through collecting and creating repositories of scientific, historic and aesthetic objects choices are made that protect and narrate ideas of virtues, unicity and place in the wider world. Explicitly and implicitly territorial identities are negotiated and related both to ideas in the tradition of universalistic enlightenment and through its selection and narration presenting formative ideas of who belongs to what political and cultural entity, why and with what consequences. This is done by negotiating different claims on what citizenship means, the relationship with competing political projects on sub-national and supra-national levels, and by calling on universalistic values and virtues as basis of claimed unicity and value of community, belonging and pride. EuNaMus explore the creation and power of the heritage of European national museums to the world, Europe and its states as an unsurpassable institution in contemporary society. In order to shape cultural policy for an expanding European Union the understanding of one of its most enduring institutions for creating and contesting political identities is necessary. The focus is on understanding the conditions for using the past in negotiations that recreate citizenship, and on the understanding of layers of territorial belonging beyond the actual nation-state. The research is pursued through multi-disciplinary collaboration between eight leading institutions and a series of work packages studying institutional path dependencies, the handling of conflicts, modes of representation, cultural policy and visitors experiences in national museums. Understanding the cultural force of national museums will provide citizens, professionals and policy makers with reflexive tools to better communicate and create a common understanding of diversity and community in developing cultural underpinning for democratic governance.

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Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña
Adresse
Campus Valla
581 83 Linkoping
Schweden
Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU-Beitrag
€ 962 460
Kontakt Verwaltung
Peter åbrodd (Mr.)

Beteiligte (7)

UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER
United Kingdom
EU-Beitrag
€ 664 987
Adresse
University Road
LE1 7RH Leicester
Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt Verwaltung
Marie Adams (Ms.)
PANEPISTIMIO AIGAIOU
Greece
EU-Beitrag
€ 175 678
Adresse
Lofos Panepistimiou
81100 Mytilini
Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt Verwaltung
Alexandra Bounia (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE PARIS I PANTHEON-SORBONNE
Frankreich
EU-Beitrag
€ 254 200
Adresse
Place Du Pantheon 12
75231 Paris
Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt Verwaltung
Dominique Poulot (Prof.)
TARTU ULIKOOL
Estland
EU-Beitrag
€ 68 859
Adresse
Ulikooli 18
51005 Tartu
Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt Verwaltung
Kristin Kuutma (Prof.)
UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Norwegen
EU-Beitrag
€ 169 240
Adresse
Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo
Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt Verwaltung
Ragnhild Rebne (Ms.)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italien
EU-Beitrag
€ 190 515
Adresse
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt Verwaltung
Diego Torresan (Dr.)
KOZEP-EUROPAI EGYETEM
Ungarn
EU-Beitrag
€ 155 424
Adresse
Nador Utca 9
1051 Budapest
Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt Verwaltung
Zsuzsanna Gabor (Ms.)