Remembrance and commemoration of traumatic histories are among the major issues of today’s international museological practice. By means of architectural and exhibition design, contemporary museums pose questions concerning history, memory, national identity, alternative perceptions of the past. The present essay poses theoretical questions concerning the impact of a national political discourse on the commemoration of difficult and contentious pasts, as well as the top-down instrumentalization of architectural and exhibition design in the realm of contemporary Russian museological practice.

Maria Mikaelyan
The Museum as a Political Instrument
Post-Soviet Memories and Conflicts
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isbn 9788862425445
book series AUID
number 3
current edition 1 / 2022
first edition 1 / 2022
language English
size 12x16,5cm
pages 108
print b&w
binding paperback
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Maria Mikaelyan (1988) is an art historian and museologist, member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA). During the last 10 years, she has been active in the academic field of architectural and heritage studies. She holds a Ph.D. cum laude received at the program o...

Maria Mikaelyan (1988) is an art historian and museologist, member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA). During the last 10 years, she has been active in the academic field of architectural and heritage studies. She holds a Ph.D. cum laude received at the program of  “Architectural Urban Interior Design” (auid.polimi.it) of Politecnico di Milano (2020).

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