The Dynamics of Heritage: History, Memory and the Highland by Dr Gouriévidis Laurence

By Dr Gouriévidis Laurence

There has been a lot educational curiosity within the function of museums as areas the place knowing of the prior is formed and legitimised for a large and more and more varied public. This publication specializes in the museum representations of the Highland Clearances - a miles missed element of 1 of the main disputed and politically-charged matters in smooth Scottish historical past. Drawing jointly a variety of inter-disciplinary issues and notions, it considers the cultural legacy of the interval, brings to gentle the socially and traditionally conditioned meanings and values encapsulated in museum narratives of the Clearances, and indicates the importance of collective reminiscence within the negotiations inherent in background paintings. analyzing either nationwide and native museums in Scotland and concluding with comparisons with Australian museums of migration, Dynamics of history contributes to our realizing of the approaches of history building, and its courting to problems with reminiscence and different modes of engagement with the past.

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