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

Obiettivo

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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Coordinatore

Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña
Indirizzo
Campus Valla
581 83 Linkoping
Svezia
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contributo UE
€ 962 460
Contatto amministrativo
Peter åbrodd (Mr.)

Partecipanti (7)

UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER
United Kingdom
Contributo UE
€ 664 987
Indirizzo
University Road
LE1 7RH Leicester
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Marie Adams (Ms.)
PANEPISTIMIO AIGAIOU
Grecia
Contributo UE
€ 175 678
Indirizzo
Lofos Panepistimiou
81100 Mytilini
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Alexandra Bounia (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE PARIS I PANTHEON-SORBONNE
Francia
Contributo UE
€ 254 200
Indirizzo
Place Du Pantheon 12
75231 Paris
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Dominique Poulot (Prof.)
TARTU ULIKOOL
Estonia
Contributo UE
€ 68 859
Indirizzo
Ulikooli 18
51005 Tartu
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Kristin Kuutma (Prof.)
UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Norvegia
Contributo UE
€ 169 240
Indirizzo
Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Ragnhild Rebne (Ms.)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italia
Contributo UE
€ 190 515
Indirizzo
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Diego Torresan (Dr.)
KOZEP-EUROPAI EGYETEM
Ungheria
Contributo UE
€ 155 424
Indirizzo
Nador Utca 9
1051 Budapest
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Zsuzsanna Gabor (Ms.)