ANT 8 Uppsala Research seminars in Cultural Anthropology Spring 2021 Professor Simon Eckström (Department of Ethnology, History of Religions and Gender Studies, Stockholm University)
Deadly Matters. Spectacular materiality at (Maritime) Museums
The fact that death is a common feature of many museums does not mean that its presence would be uncomplicated. Museums often have to take into account that death might, on one hand, be something that could be used to spark public interest, and on the other hand, something that has to be handled with great caution so as not to turn the exhibition into a spectacle. How do they do that?