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Friluftsmuseer, allmoge och vikingar. Kulturen och Fotevikens museum - en jämförelse

Kron Tegnér, Anna LU (2017) ARKH04 20162
Historical Archaeology
Abstract
The idea of the open air museum was to create a museum that would make the history of the people accessible for everyone. The early open air museums also aimed at educating the people into a common national identity by indicating a collective history. This essay examines how the formation of the open air museums was affected by the dominant ideologies at the end of the 19th century and how this background can be seen in the museums today. Through the study and comparison of two open air museums, Kulturen in Lund that was founded in 1892 and Fotevikens museum that was founded in 1995, we get a picture of how the open air museums relate to nationalism and national romanticism when they were founded as well as today.
Georg Karlin who was... (More)
The idea of the open air museum was to create a museum that would make the history of the people accessible for everyone. The early open air museums also aimed at educating the people into a common national identity by indicating a collective history. This essay examines how the formation of the open air museums was affected by the dominant ideologies at the end of the 19th century and how this background can be seen in the museums today. Through the study and comparison of two open air museums, Kulturen in Lund that was founded in 1892 and Fotevikens museum that was founded in 1995, we get a picture of how the open air museums relate to nationalism and national romanticism when they were founded as well as today.
Georg Karlin who was the most important person in the formation of Kulturen collected objects from the peasantry in the south of Sweden. He bought folk buildings and constructed buildings that would mimic the houses of the bourgeoisie as well as the nobles. In these buildings he portrayed the everyday life of the different classes.
Fotevikens museum consists of a viking town as it might have appeared during the viking age or the early medieval times. It portrays the time a couple of years after the battle of Foteviken that took place in 1134 at the location where the museum is today. Vikings have often been used by right-wing extremists as a symbol for the genuinely swedish. The result of the comparison of the museums shows that both of the two open air museums are affected by the nationalism that influenced the forming of the first open air museums as well as nationalism in the forms it exists today. Consequently it is crucial for the museums to keep a critical view in their production of images of history. (Less)
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Kron Tegnér, Anna LU
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ARKH04 20162
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Open-air museum, Fotevikens museum, Kulturen, Lund, nationalism, viking, peasantry
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Swedish
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8899030
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2017-05-10 16:17:38
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  abstract     = {The idea of the open air museum was to create a museum that would make the history of the people accessible for everyone. The early open air museums also aimed at educating the people into a common national identity by indicating a collective history. This essay examines how the formation of the open air museums was affected by the dominant ideologies at the end of the 19th century and how this background can be seen in the museums today. Through the study and comparison of two open air museums, Kulturen in Lund that was founded in 1892 and Fotevikens museum that was founded in 1995, we get a picture of how the open air museums relate to nationalism and national romanticism when they were founded as well as today. 
Georg Karlin who was the most important person in the formation of Kulturen collected objects from the peasantry in the south of Sweden. He bought folk buildings and constructed buildings that would mimic the houses of the bourgeoisie as well as the nobles. In these buildings he portrayed the everyday life of the different classes. 
Fotevikens museum consists of a viking town as it might have appeared during the viking age or the early medieval times. It portrays the time a couple of years after the battle of Foteviken that took place in 1134 at the location where the museum is today. Vikings have often been used by right-wing extremists as a symbol for the genuinely swedish. The result of the comparison of the museums shows that both of the two open air museums are affected by the nationalism that influenced the forming of the first open air museums as well as nationalism in the forms it exists today. Consequently it is crucial for the museums to keep a critical view in their production of images of history.},
  author       = {Kron Tegnér, Anna},
  keyword      = {Open-air museum,Fotevikens museum,Kulturen,Lund,nationalism,viking,peasantry},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Friluftsmuseer, allmoge och vikingar. Kulturen och Fotevikens museum - en jämförelse},
  year         = {2017},
}