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Extending to Europe. The House of European History in Brussels

Constanze Itzel
1 Jan 2019
11 pages

An ‘extended museum’– that is what the House of European History can be called in several respects. This article will discuss three main ideas related to this topic. First, how can the European nature of this museum be described? Second, how is it embedded in space, both in its local landscape and in the wider European geographical space? Third, how is European heritage being recontextualised in this museum?

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The publication is the result of an international seminar entitled “Museums and Identities”, the 2nd International Seminar in a Cycle ‘Planning an Extended Museum’ that was organized by the Museum of King Jan III’s Palace at Wilanów.

The publication “Museums and Identities. Planning an Extended Museum” is the 20th volume of the Muzeologia publishing series, issued within financial support of the ICOM Special Project, the Museum of King Jan III’s Palace at Wilanów, the National Museum in Kielce, MOCAK the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, and the Cracow Saltworks Museum Wieliczka.