Abstract

The opening of the Musée des Français was part of a strategy to repurpose a past cultural heritage to the ideological needs of a new republic. As a public institution, it was a rupture from the ancien régime; as a space for public engagement, it implicated the public in an historical discourse in which they were now expected to take part. This function was made possible by creating a vision of the Republic and how and where the public, as citizens, fit into a national discourse that both included them and relied on them for its future.

pdf

Additional Information

ISSN
1931-0234
Print ISSN
0014-0767
Pages
pp. 88-100
Launched on MUSE
2014-10-23
Open Access
No
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.