• National Museums and Cultural Heritage in Europe: Origins, Transformations and Challenges in the Era of Open Access

    Author(s):
    Revekka Kefalea (see profile)
    Date:
    2021
    Subject(s):
    Digitisation, History, Museums, Open access
    Item Type:
    Thesis
    Institution:
    National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
    Tag(s):
    British Museum, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Louvre, National Archaeological Museum of Athens, Rijksmuseum
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/jxny-1a03
    Abstract:
    In light of both the ongoing mass digitisation projects of cultural heritage and the open access movement, the present essay attempts to outline a history of access to national museums, by approaching comparatively the histories of the establishment and development of five national museums in Europe: (a) the British Museum (London, Great Britain), (b) the Louvre (Paris, France), (c) the Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam, the Netherlands), (d) the Germanisches Nationalmuseum (Nuremberg, Germany), and (e) the National Archaeological Museum of Athens (Greece). And it shows that this history can be seen as a series of challenges and transformations through which national museums change, and try to pursue their constitutive and perpetual goal to provide equal, universal access to knowledge and culture.
    Notes:
    Master's thesis in the context of the Postgraduate Programme Political Science and Sociology of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration.
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