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Museums, Migration and Cultural Diversity ebook

Christina Johansson

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Historically, an important role of museums has been to contribute to national homogenization. The book specifically deals with how the Swedish museum sector of culture and history addresses new demands from a society that is profoundly characterized by migration and cultural diversity. Besides the museums' representations of migration and cultural diversity, the book also examines how changes in the museum sector relate to general policy developments in the fields of culture, integration and minorities. The book also discusses whether and how museums are open for dialogue and collaboration with migrants and ethnic minorities and the kinds of problems museums encounter in their efforts to be more inclusive.

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Christina Johansson

Museums, Migration and Cultural Diversity

Swedish Museums in Tune with the Times?

European History and Public Spheres

Volume 6

European History and Public Spheres is a book series from the Vienna based Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for European History and Public Spheres. The international non-university research institute was a part of the Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft, one of Austria’s most important foundations for the advancement of Medical Science, Social Science, and Humanities. The institute – which was funded for a temporary period and was closed in 2013 – aimed to contribute to the development of a multifaceted and transnational historiography of contemporary Europe through cooperative research projects on themes as diverse as the remembrance of migration, the Cold War experience and its public representations, and conflicted memory cultures in contemporary Europe. This book is the last one to be published within the scope of the book series.

Table of Contents
Cover
Titel
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Overview of the Research Field
Theoretical Points of Views
Limitations, Sources, and Methods
Swedish Migration History and Migration Politics
Swedish Museums Work with Migration and Cultural Diversity over Time
Museums Current Approaches to Migration and Cultural Diversity
The Museum of Work A Modern Museum Promoting Equality
Malmö Museums Is This Traditional Museum in Tune with the Times?
Conclusions
References
Endnotes
Zum Autor
Impressum

Acknowledgements

In recent years my research interest has focused on how aspects of migration and cultural diversity are dealt with in the museum sector. This book is a result of this interest and an outcome of the research cooperation between Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for European History and Public Spheres in Vienna and Malmö University, ongoing from 2007 to 2013. Without the funding, support, and academic inspiration received through this cooperation I would have found it impossible to write this book. The research I conducted within the framework of this project also received its prolongation in a new research project entitled “Learning about Migration and Cultural Diversity: School and Museum in Collaboration”, funded by the Swedish Research Council. Additionally, as the last phase of the book project has been conducted within the framework of this new project, some of the funding has been used to support publication.

This book deals with the Swedish museum sector’s work on migration and cultural diversity. The intention is to contribute to research; especially research on continuity and change within the sector. In addition, it is my hope that museum professionals will find my results useful in their work to create and renew exhibitions and in establishing contacts with the civil society. To some extent the book summarizes and deepens the theoretical approaches and arguments that have been brought forward in my earlier publications. A very early version of the case study of the Museum of Work’s projects on migration was published in the anthology “Migration and Memory: Representations of Migration in Europe since 1960”, which I edited together with my colleague in Vienna, Christiane Hintermann. Parts of the theoretical introductory chapter to the museum section of that anthology have also formed the basis for the theoretical discussion in this new book. Also, a compact analysis of Malmö Museums’ projects on migration and diversity was published as a contribution to the anthology “Museums and Migration: History, Memory and Politics”, edited by Laurence Gouriévidis. However, the present book also sheds light on issues that I have not dealt with before, such as how the Swedish museum sector has engaged with and is currently dealing with aspects of migration and diversity. In this sense, the book is both theoretically and empirically wider in scope than my previous publications.

I would like to extend my warm thanks to everyone who over the years has participated in the above-mentioned research cooperation. Most of all I would like to thank Fredrik Lindström, Bo Petersson and Christiane Hintermann. I am very grateful to Fredrik, who in his role as coordinator of the Malmö part of the collaboration invited me to participate. Bo Petersson, who eventually took over the coordinating role, has provided me with insightful and valuable comments on the book manuscript as a whole. The same is true for my colleague in Vienna, Christiane Hintermann, who over the years has been a valuable research partner and friend. My daily places of work, namely the Institution for Global Political Studies and the research institute Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare, to which I am affiliated, with their multi-disciplinary approaches, have been fruitful environments for the realization of this research project. I would also like to express my gratitude to Berit Wigerfelt and Anders S. Wigerfelt, who at an early stage provided valuable feedback on the book manuscript. As always, the blame for eventual errors in the book can only be assigned to me.

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