Monthly Archives: April 2011

Re-activating the natural history museum

With the risk of being accused for playing to the gallery, Australian Museum in Sydney has opened its exhibitions for the Jurassic Lounge. Every Tuesday night the last months, people have queued up to dance among the dinosaur skeletons, mingle in the atrium surrounded … Continue reading


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Eunamus present at SIEF congress Lisbon

This week researchers in Eunamus have participated in the 10th congress of the Societé Internationale d´Ethnologie et de Folklore (SIEF) – Ways of Feeling the World. Kristin Kuutma gives a paper on the knowledge production around national museums and project coordinator Peter Aronsson have given the … Continue reading

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Final day of “Building national museums 1750-2010”

Friday 1 April was the third day that Eunamus’ partners and participants walked the few blocks to San Giovanni in Monte from their accommodation at the nearby Collegio san Tommaso. By now most of us had found the short cut … Continue reading

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Second day of the conference: highlighting themes from the reports – from transnational formations to reconciliations in the aftermaths of WW2 and 1989

The second day of the conference in Bologna was immensely intense in communication and rich in content. Four discussants had read all the 35 country reports and presented elaborated comments. Their comments were then taken up and discussed by the conference … Continue reading

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Perfect setting for conference on the history of national museums

In the breaks between talks and discussions Eunamus partners, participants and guests mingled in the pleasant courtyard outside Aula Prodi, Complesso San Giovanni in Monte and enjoyed the hospitality of Ilaria Porciani and Alma Mater Studiorum Universita di Bologna. Bodil Axelsson

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Bologna setting opened a window to heritage politics in Italy

The complex situation of Italy was very much on the agenda the opening day of Eunamus’ conference “Building national museums 1750-2010”. The 150th anniversary of the Italian state has prompted discussions on the creation of a new national history museum. In … Continue reading

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