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Title The power of the object : museums and World War II / edited by Esben Kjeldbaek
Published Edinburgh : Museumsetc, 2009


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Description 423 pages ; 21 cm
Contents Introduction -- What is the power of the object? / Esben Kjeldbæk -- Interpreting the Second World War / James Taylor -- The European forum of contemporary conflict / Anne Godfroid -- The exhibition: between book and film / Hans Henrik Appel -- The Breendonk memorial / Patrick Nefors -- Challenges of a memorial / Henrik Skov Kristensen -- The Jersey war tunnels / Christopher Addy -- Showing rather than telling / Heiki Ahonen -- Exhibiting Secrecy / Oliver Benjamin Hemmerle -- Objects and the power of their stories / Marcel Wouters -- The dilemma of exhibiting heroism / Clemens Maier-Wolthausen -- Post-communist museums: terrorspaces and traumascapes / Lene Otto -- How museums speak / Esben Kjeldbæk -- About the authors -- References -- Also from MuseumEtc -- Colophon
Summary Based on a conference held by the National Museum of Denmark, international museum professionals deal with the key issues affecting all history museums, using as the basis for their insights the interpretation by museums of World War II.--cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Collective memory.
Holocaust memorials.
Military museums.
War memorials.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Museums -- Europe.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Museums.
Author Kjeldbæk, Esben.
LC no. 2012398420
ISBN 9780956194343
Other Titles Museums and World War II