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"Vi är ju inget museum!" En undersökning av Uppsala studentnationers kulturarvshantering
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
“We’re not a Museum!” A Research of the Cultural Heritage Management at the Student Nations of Uppsala University (English)
Abstract [en]

The thesis investigates how Uppsala University student nations steward their cultural heritage. The survey targets how student nations manage their cultural heritage, what financial priority they give it, their attitude towards it, and their awareness of it.A qualitative study of semi-structured interviews with representatives from 11 out of 13 student nations in Uppsala was implemented. The theoretical framework is based on the theory of David Lowenthal on the importance of cultural heritage, Susan Pearce’s theory on collecting, and Pierre Bourdieu’s theory on cultural capital. To investigate the importance of cultural objects theories by Ivo Maroević, Annette Weiner, and Igor Kopytoff was applied.The survey shows that stewardship of cultural heritage at Uppsala student nations is poor and in need of reform. The survey also shows that the status of the nations’ antiquarians and other responsible officers is low and that antiquarians feel neglected in the priorities of the nation's financial plans. The thesis suggests collaboration between the student nations and Uppsala University as a solution to these problems. This two years master’s thesis could serve as a point of departure for such an initiative.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 114 p.
Uppsatser inom musei- & kulturarvsvetenskap, ISSN 1651-6079 ; ms85
Keyword [en]
Student Nation, Uppsala University, Cultural Heritage, Cultural Heritage Management, Preventive Preservation, University Heritage, University Collection
Keyword [sv]
Studentnation, Uppsala universitet, kulturarv, föremålshantering, förebyggande konservering, universitetsarv, universitetssamling
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-164026Local ID: 85OAI: diva2:465981
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Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies
Educational program
Master Programme in ALM
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2011-12-15 Created: 2011-12-15 Last updated: 2011-12-15Bibliographically approved

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