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Representing Which Past? Bicentennial reflections on museums in ninteenth-century Hungary

Ébli, Gábor (2003) Representing Which Past? Bicentennial reflections on museums in ninteenth-century Hungary. Hungarian Studies, 17 (1). pp. 171-179. ISSN 0236-6568

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Abstract

In 2002, Hungary celebrated the bicentennial of the foundation of its National Museum. As the initial, universal collections branched off into a range of specific museums during the later 19th century, this development characterised the successes and failures of the whole of the “museum idea” in this Central European country of a belated but rapid modernisation. The astounding number of museums in Hungary – founded primarily in the half-century preceding the Great War – betrayed considerable diversity in their focus upon universal vs. national values, as much as upon a didactic vs. a scholarly mission. Much of this variety has been forgotten, although quite a few of its benefits are worth reviving today.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences / társadalomtudományok > H Social Sciences (General) / társadalomtudomány általában
Depositing User: xFruzsina xPataki
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2017 10:35
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2017 10:35
URI: http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/57063

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