Does War Belong in Museums?

The Representation of Violence in Exhibitions

Presentations of war and violence in museums generally oscillate between the fascination of terror and its instruments and the didactic urge to explain violence and, by analysing it, make it easier to handle and prevent. The museums concerned also have to face up to these basic issues about the social and institutional handling of war and violence. Does war really belong in museums? And if it does, what objectives and means are involved? Can museums avoid trivializing and aestheticising war, transforming violence, injury, death and trauma into tourist sights? What images of shock or identification does one generate – and what images would be desirable?

Kapitel-Übersicht

  1. Frontmatter

    Seite 1
  2. Editorial

    Seiten 2 - 4
  3. Content

    Seiten 5 - 8
  4. Does War Belong in Museums? The Representation of Violence in Exhibitions

    Seiten 9 - 12
  5. Introduction

    Seiten 13 - 18
  6. DOES WAR BELONG IN MUSEUMS?

    Museums and the Representation of War

    Seiten 21 - 38
  7. IF WAR DOES BELONG IN MUSEUMS: HOW?

    Military Museums and Social History

    Seiten 41 - 60
  8. DISPLAYING WAR

    Contents and Space: New Concept and New Building of the Militärhistorisches Museum of the Bundeswehr

    Seiten 63 - 82
  9. From Technical Showroom to Full-fledged Museum: The German Tank Museum Munster

    Seiten 83 - 98
  10. The Museum of Military History/Institute of Military History in Vienna: History, Organisation and Significance

    Seiten 99 - 104
  11. THE BEAUTY OF WAR AND THE ATTRACTIVITY OF VIOLENCE

    The Concept for a New Permanent Exhibition at the Museum Altes Zeughaus

    Seiten 107 - 122
  12. About the Beauty of War and the Attractivity of Violence

    Seiten 123 - 130
  13. The Bomb and the City: Presentations of War in German City Museums

    Seiten 131 - 142
  14. THE TRAUMA OF WAR AND THE LIMITS OF MEDIA

    War in Context: Let the Artifacts Speak

    Seiten 145 - 154
  15. War Museums and Photography

    Seiten 155 - 172
  16. The Monument is Invisible, the Sign Visible. Monuments in New Perspectives

    Seiten 173 - 182
  17. MILITARY HISTORY, WAR MUSEUMS AND NATIONAL IDENTITY

    Politics of Memory and History in the Museum - The New "Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War" in Minsk/Belarus

    Seiten 185 - 202
  18. Framing the Military-Nation: New War Museums and Changing Representational Practices in Turkey since 2002

    Seiten 203 - 218
  19. Contributors

    Seiten 219 - 224
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2014-04-27, 224 Seiten
ISBN: 978-3-8394-2306-6

Weiterempfehlen

Wolfgang Muchitsch

Wolfgang Muchitsch, Universalmuseum Joanneum GmbH Graz, Österreich

»Ein instruktiver Band.«
Christian Demand, Merkur, 68/7 (2014)
Reviewed in:
H-Soz-u-Kult, 10.10.2013, Christian Hirte
Mitteilungen, 46/2 (2013)
Autor_in(nen)
Wolfgang Muchitsch (ed.)
Buchtitel
Does War Belong in Museums? The Representation of Violence in Exhibitions
Verlag
transcript Verlag
Seitenanzahl
224
Ausstattung
10 SW-Abbildungen, 63 Farbabbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8394-2306-6
DOI
Warengruppe
1581
BIC-Code
GM HBTB JFC
BISAC-Code
ART059000 HIS054000 SOC022000
THEMA-Code
GLZ NHTB JBCC
Erscheinungsdatum
2014-04-27
Themen
Museum, Kulturgeschichte, Gewalt
Adressaten
Museum Studies, History
Schlagworte
Museum, War, Conflict, Exhibition, Violence, Cultural History, Museology, Memory Culture

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