Kven culture and history in museum terms
This is the submitted manuscript version. Published version in Goodnow, K. and Akman, H. (eds): 'Scandinavian museums and cultural diversity', UNESCO: Berghahn Books (2008) (Reprinted with permission.) (PDF)
In this article I look more closely at how Kven culture and history gained their place in museums and what processes led to the foundation of these museums. In addition, I shall attempt to identify how Kven culture and history have been portrayed and which accounts of the Kven have been presented by these museums. In this context it is instructive to look more closely at why these museums may be understood to be upholders of tradition, places of remembrance and narrators.
This article is part of Lena Aarekol's doctoral thesis. Available in Munin at http://hdl.handle.net/10037/2596
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