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Artifacts and Allegiances – How Museums Put the Nation and the World on Display - California Scholarship Online
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Artifacts and Allegiances: How Museums Put the Nation and the World on Display

Peggy Levitt


What can we learn about nationalism by looking at a country’s cultural institutions? How do the history and culture of particular cities help explain how museums represent diversity? This book takes us around the world to tell the compelling story of how museums today are making sense of immigration and globalization. Based on first-hand conversations with museum directors, curators, and policymakers; descriptions of current and future exhibitions; and inside stories about the famous paintings and iconic objects that define collections across the globe, this work provides a close-up view of ho ... More

Keywords: nationalism, cultural institutions, museums, diversity, immigration, globalization, cosmopolitanism, exhibitions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780520286061
Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520286061.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peggy Levitt, author
Wellesley College

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