This conference expands the knowledge on the ways in which museums adapt their explicit narratives to changing social and political situations. It is organised by Dominique Poulot and Felicity Bodenstein and takes place in Paris 25-26 November, as this post is published. On the conference, a row of papers explore the ways in which narratives in national museums link to ruling monarchs, state ideologies, or (post)colonial relations. Several papers highlight the ways in which museums alter collections, or reinterpret existing collections, to modify their messages, when political regimes changes. Other papers highlight how museums adjust to more subtle changes in public opinions, in ways of for example handling imperial pasts.
- Research outcomes
- Visitor studies at European national museums
- Museum Policies in Europe 1990 – 2010: Negotiating Professional and Political Utopia
- Museum Reforms in Norway and “Talking Europe” in Museums and Research
- Contemporary national museums, the classical heritage, postnationalism and multicultural nations