Original article | International Journal of Research in Teacher Education 2023, Vol. 14(2) 36-43
Martina Riedler Eryaman
pp. 36 - 43 | DOI: https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.29329/ijrte.2023.566.3 | Manu. Number: MANU-2309-11-0005
Published online: June 29, 2023 | Number of Views: 5 | Number of Download: 21
The role of national museums in shaping national, collective identities has been extensively studied. Scholars and practitioners have produced a wealth of literature that analyzes how national museums embody competing histories, disputed narratives, and cultural diversity through their structures, spatial organization, collection strategies, and exhibition policies. Museums are not neutral institutions. They are shaped by the values and interests of the people who create them. It is important to be critical of the messages that museums convey in order to shape the national identity. This article focuses on the representation of national culture and national identity in public museums by examining the politics and poetics of identity formation in relation to the historical development of national museums.
Keywords: Identity, Politics, Poetics, National Museums, Museum Studies
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