Occupying whateverland: Journeys to museums in the Baltic

Elizabeth Carnegie, Jerzy Kociatkiewicz

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Recent history of Central and Eastern Europe charts multiple occupations, liberations and reoccupations by a variety of states and regimes. Museums of recent history, located across the region, strive to both constitute a memorial shaping narratives of national identity, and to represent the past in a way both recognizable and persuasive for their predominantly international tourist visitors. These visitors come with their own preconceptions and aims towards building both a historical narrative of the past and a personal identity narrative of a cultured, engaged tourist. In this paper, we chart how the historical past is used in contemporary sensemaking processes in the museums, and how tourist interpretations cross organizational and national barriers that the museum-curated historical narratives attempt to create.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)238-247
JournalAnnals of Tourism Research
Issue number2019
Publication statusPublished - 21 Oct 2018


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