Museums and the Representation of War

@article{Winter2012MuseumsAT,
  title={Museums and the Representation of War},
  author={Jay M. Winter},
  journal={museum and society},
  year={2012},
  volume={10},
  pages={150-163}
}
  • J. Winter
  • Published 2012
  • Sociology
  • museum and society
Museums are the cathedrals of the twenty-first century, in that they have filled the void left by the conventional churches as a site in which mixed populations of different faiths or no faith at all, of different origins and beliefs, confront and meditate on sacred themes – sacrifice, death, mourning, evil, brotherhood, dignity, transcendence.1 War not only belongs in museums; war dominates museum space in much of the public representation of history and will continue to do so. That being so… 

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