A museum out of date? Changes in organizational legitimacy – the case of the National Museum of Iceland 1980–2001

  title={A museum out of date? Changes in organizational legitimacy – the case of the National Museum of Iceland 1980–2001},
  author={Margr{\'e}t Hallgr{\'i}msd{\'o}ttir and {\'O}mar H. Kristmundsson},
  journal={Museum Management and Curatorship},
  pages={451 - 466}
ABSTRACT The need for change has been the focus of museum policy in Europe, as well as in Iceland, since the latter part of the twentieth century. During the last two decades of the twentieth century, amendments were made accordingly to laws and regulations and the system of national heritage was restructured. The National Museum of Iceland, the principal museum in the period and the subject of the study, subsequently experienced radical changes. The article includes a narrative describing the… 


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