Performing Nordic Heritage

Author(s): 
Aronsson, Peter
Author(s): 
Gradén, Lizette
ISBN: 
9781409448341
Date published: 
January 2013
Hardback
Price: 
£65.00

The performance of heritage takes place in prestigious institutions such as museums and archives, in officially sanctioned spaces such as jubilees and public monuments, but also in more mundane, ephemeral and banal cultural practices, such as naming of phenomena, viewing exhibitions or walking in the countryside. This volume examines the performance of Nordic heritage and the shaping of the very idea of Norden in diverse contexts in North America, the Baltic and the Nordic countries and examines the importance of these places as sites for creating and preserving cultural heritage.