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A Museum of Memories: The New ‘Vabamu’ in Tallinn

  • A new generation of historians and curators have taken over the former Museum of Occupations in Tallinn, Estonia. They renamed the museum and opened a permanent exhibition built less on historical facts than on 'fragments of memory'. Technologically savvy, it challenges not only previous ways of representing Estonia's history of occupations, but also more traditional modes of presenting history in the museum. How this is done and whether it is convincing is discussed in this article.

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Document Type:Article
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Author:Heiko Pääbo, Eva-Clarita PettaiGND
Editor:Joachim von PuttkamerGND, Michal KopečekGND, Włodzimierz BorodziejGND
Publishing Institution:Herder-Institut für historische Ostmitteleuropaforschung – Institut der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft
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Parent Title (English):Cultures of History Forum
Release Date:2020/08/24
Date of Publication (online):2020/02/18
Date of first Publication:2019/03/27
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Dewey Decimal Classification:9 Geschichte und Geografie / 90 Geschichte
Collections:Cultures of History Forum (Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena)
GND Keyword:Estland; Eesti Okupatsioonide Muuseum <Tallinn>; Kollektives Gedächtnis; Historische Ausstellung
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