Now or never. On the presentist meaning of museum collections: Inaugural Lecture as the new Chair of Cultural History of the Netherlands, and material culture in particular, for the Royal Antiquities Society

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Abstract

On canonisation and colonialism; colonialism and museums; museums and the nation; the imagination of the nation; representing the canon.
Translated title of the contributionNow or never. On the presentist meaning of museum collections: Inaugural Lecture as the new Chair of Cultural History of the Netherlands, and material culture in particular, for the Royal Antiquities Society
Original languageDutch
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherVossius Pers.
Number of pages40
ISBN (Print)9056293788
Publication statusPublished - 29 Oct 2004

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Museum Collections
Inaugural
Material Culture
Presentist
Cultural History
Antiquity
The Netherlands
Colonialism
Canonization
Canon

Bibliographical note

The revised text had been published in 2005 as 'Canon van verschil. Musea en koloniale cultuur in Nederland'.

Keywords

  • Colonialism
  • Museums
  • Canon
  • Netherlands Indies
  • Tropenmuseum

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