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Location:
ELA 116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Department of Geography
512.245.2170
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Geography & Environmental Studies
Museum Landscapes of Transcalar Memory Work: 
Nation-building National Museum Wales

Abstract

Museums form a core institutional foundation to the formation of national identity. They reflect, obfuscate, perform, and shape national narrative and discourse, particularly when operated from the national scale. In Wales, the national museum system is public, non-hierarchical, and spread across seven museums throughout the country leading to multiple inherently geographical questions. In this paper, however, I narrow these questions to one: how does a national museum negotiate scale when rooted into disparate local communities and regions? While geographers have historically included museums within our broader purview, particularly when considering historical and cultural contexts, there have been few studies which approach the museum itself as a landscape, and fewer still which begin to ask how a transcalar, multi-thematic, and dispersed public museum system as a whole could be approached via a landscape analysis. This lecture addresses the place for geography at the intersection of nation, landscape, and museum within the context of National Museum Wales.
If you require accommodations due to a disability in order to participate, please contact (512) 245-2170 at least 72 hours in advance of the event.
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Location:
Evans Liberal Arts Building; Evans Liberal Arts (ELA) Theater Hallway
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Chijoke Anyanwu (CJ)
cia21@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Geography & Environmental Studies
Join us for a day full of fantastic activities.
  • Drone Demo & Display
  • Keynote Speech
  • Careers in GIS
  • Free Lunch
  • Network with GIS Professionals
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