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Att förmedla natur och historia : en analys av två utställningar på Naturhistoriska riksmuseet och Historiska museet

Olofsson, Axel LU (2020) ABMM74 20201
Division of ALM and Digital Cultures
Abstract
The purpose of this masters thesis is to compare two exhibitions, ”The Human Journey” (Den mänskliga resan) at the Swedish Museum of Natural History and ”History of Sweden” (Sveriges historia) at the Swedish History Museum.
Utilizing exhibition analysis and interviews with relevant staff personnel, with a basis in institutional theory, the thesis explores the differences between both of these museological institutions, the chosen exhibitions and the underlying
themes of the natural sciences and cultural history respectivly. The analysis aims to determine what kind of themes, inspirations, theories and ideologies the exhibitions might be based upon, and whether these exhibitions have the
intention of mediating certain standpoints based... (More)
The purpose of this masters thesis is to compare two exhibitions, ”The Human Journey” (Den mänskliga resan) at the Swedish Museum of Natural History and ”History of Sweden” (Sveriges historia) at the Swedish History Museum.
Utilizing exhibition analysis and interviews with relevant staff personnel, with a basis in institutional theory, the thesis explores the differences between both of these museological institutions, the chosen exhibitions and the underlying
themes of the natural sciences and cultural history respectivly. The analysis aims to determine what kind of themes, inspirations, theories and ideologies the exhibitions might be based upon, and whether these exhibitions have the
intention of mediating certain standpoints based on biases sprung from previously named inspirations. By also applying previous research regarding new museology, Swedish natural museological history and applications of positivism, these intentions will be made visible. As a result of this analysis it can to a certain extent be concluded that the inspiration for each exhibition is not primarily based on specific theoretical or ideological fulcrums. Rather, there are internal museum-based themes underlying institutional and subjects-based inspirations present in the exhibitions, but are by no means the main part of the themes. These internal themes are also present at both museum exhibitions with striking similarities, which point to a result of museum-based institutional isomorphism, were both institutions have reacted to changes in the museological field of organization as opposed to these to museums reacting to each other specifically. (Less)
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author
Olofsson, Axel LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
To convey nature and history : an analysis of two exhibitions at the Swedish Museum of Natural History and the Swedish History Museum
course
ABMM74 20201
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Convey, Isomorphism, New Museology, Institutional Theory
language
Swedish
id
9014343
date added to LUP
2020-08-18 09:21:21
date last changed
2020-08-18 09:21:21
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this masters thesis is to compare two exhibitions, ”The Human Journey” (Den mänskliga resan) at the Swedish Museum of Natural History and ”History of Sweden” (Sveriges historia) at the Swedish History Museum.
Utilizing exhibition analysis and interviews with relevant staff personnel, with a basis in institutional theory, the thesis explores the differences between both of these museological institutions, the chosen exhibitions and the underlying
themes of the natural sciences and cultural history respectivly. The analysis aims to determine what kind of themes, inspirations, theories and ideologies the exhibitions might be based upon, and whether these exhibitions have the
intention of mediating certain standpoints based on biases sprung from previously named inspirations. By also applying previous research regarding new museology, Swedish natural museological history and applications of positivism, these intentions will be made visible. As a result of this analysis it can to a certain extent be concluded that the inspiration for each exhibition is not primarily based on specific theoretical or ideological fulcrums. Rather, there are internal museum-based themes underlying institutional and subjects-based inspirations present in the exhibitions, but are by no means the main part of the themes. These internal themes are also present at both museum exhibitions with striking similarities, which point to a result of museum-based institutional isomorphism, were both institutions have reacted to changes in the museological field of organization as opposed to these to museums reacting to each other specifically.},
  author       = {Olofsson, Axel},
  keyword      = {Convey,Isomorphism,New Museology,Institutional Theory},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Att förmedla natur och historia : en analys av två utställningar på Naturhistoriska riksmuseet och Historiska museet},
  year         = {2020},
}