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PEGGY LEVITT, ARTIFACTS AND ALLEGIANCES. HOW MUSEUMS PUT THE NATION AND THE WORLD ON DISPLAYUniversity of California Press, 2015

 

Manuela Ritondale

 

Based on firsthand conversations with museum professionals, this book investigates the ways museums represent diversity and respond to the effects of globalization. By wondering whether museums might have a role in shaping citizens, Peggy Levitt compares case-studies in Europe, the United States, Asia, and the Middle East, to show how the historical background and the cultural context affect the way museums enact ideals of nationalism and cosmopolitanism.