Co-authored by KFG Fellow Prof. Wolfram Kaiser, this book examines how museums of history and contemporary culture react to processes of Europeanization and globalization. The book provides fascinating insights into a fast-changing museum landscape in Europe with wider implications for cultural policy and museums in other world regions.
About the book
Museums of history and contemporary culture face many challenges in the modern age. One is how to react to processes of Europeanization and globalization, which require more cross-border cooperation and different ways of telling stories for visitors.
This book investigates how museums exhibit Europe. Based on research in nearly 100 museums across the Continent and interviews with cultural policy makers and museum curators, it studies the growing transnational activities of state institutions, societal organizations, and people in the museum field such as attempts to Europeanize collection policy and collections as well as different strategies for making narratives more transnational like telling stories of European integration as shared history and discussing both inward and outward migration as a common experience and challenge.
The book thus provides fascinating insights into a fast-changing museum landscape in Europe with wider implications for cultural policy and museums in other world regions. (Source: berghahnbooks.com)
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Kaiser, Wolfram/Krankenhagen, Stefan/Poehls, Kerstin 2014: Exhibiting Europe in Museums. Transnational Networks, Collections, Narratives, and Representations, Oxford, New York: Berghahn Books.
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-78238-291-1
Print ISBN: 978-1-78238-290-4