Comparing national museums


4. Comparing: national museums, territories, nation-building and change

Linköping University, Sweden, 18-20 February 2008

Museums interact intensively with different roads to the nation-state and different perceptions of roles in the European community. Here patterns of museum culture will put side by side with variations in nation-building and variations in the making of national communities.

What role does national museums play in negotiating difference within nations and what role does it play in the overall culture to define national identity, European values and human rights. Methodology and scope of comparative approaches are focused.