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2011-02-11Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.18452/8675
Museums between Enlightenment and Romanticism. Early nineteenth century roots and modern practices
dc.contributor.authorKeurs, Pieter ter
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-16T21:46:43Z
dc.date.available2017-06-16T21:46:43Z
dc.date.created2011-02-11
dc.date.issued2011-02-11
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/9327
dc.description.abstractThe early history of the three large National Museums in Leiden, the Netherlands, is characterized by Enlightenment principles such as education, instruction and foremost rationalism. However, it would be a mistake to think that the history of these museums can be adequately described by referring to enlightened, rationalist ideas only. Partly as a reaction on enlightened rationalism the Romantic movement developed at the end of the eighteenth century. It is argued that the nineteenth century history of the three large national museums in Leiden can best be understood as a process influenced both by reason and structure as well as by irrationality and ‘the absence of structure’. It is most likely that modern museum practices are also influenced by the two strong European intellectual movements mentioned above. The case of the Golden Helmet, a Roman helmet found in 1910 in the swamp of the Peel region, serves as an example of how old museums can learn from their own past and apply these lessons to present-day museum practices. In collecting, exhibiting and cooperation with local partners, it is better to acknowledge a tension between reason and emotion, instead of a development towards more rationalism.eng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherInternational Committee for University Museums and Collections (UMAC)
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
dc.subjectCollectingeng
dc.subjectEnlightenmenteng
dc.subjectRomanticismeng
dc.subject.ddc060 Allgemeine Organisationen und Museumswissenschaft
dc.titleMuseums between Enlightenment and Romanticism. Early nineteenth century roots and modern practices
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-100181107
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-100184316
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/8675
local.edoc.pages10
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local.edoc.container-typeperiodical
local.edoc.container-type-nameZeitschrift
local.edoc.container-year2010
dc.identifier.zdb2590340-8
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.journaltitleProceedings of the 9th Conference of the International Committee of ICOM for University Museums and Collections (UMAC), Berkeley, USA, 10th–13th September 2009
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.volume2010
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.issue3
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.pagestart11
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.pageend20

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