By Dr Gouriévidis Laurence
There has been a lot educational curiosity within the position of museums as locations the place figuring out of the earlier is formed and legitimised for a large and more and more assorted public. This ebook makes a speciality of the museum representations of the Highland Clearances - a miles overlooked element of 1 of the main disputed and politically-charged matters in glossy Scottish background. Drawing jointly more than a few inter-disciplinary subject matters 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 exhibits the importance of collective reminiscence within the negotiations inherent in historical past paintings. interpreting either nationwide and native museums in Scotland and concluding with comparisons with Australian museums of migration, Dynamics of historical past contributes to our knowing of the procedures of historical past building, and its dating to problems with reminiscence and different modes of engagement with the past.
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The Dynamics of Heritage: History, Memory and the Highland Clearances (Heritage, Culture and Identity) by Dr Gouriévidis Laurence