Trying out History? Social Appropriations of Exhibitions about the First World War Centenary
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Pages: p. 32-39
Based on an investigation about the public of six French exhibitions dedicated to First World War, the present paper studies the different mechanisms of viewing history, mechanisms confronted with civic expectations placed in these commemorations. Analyzing individual behaviour and speech, it asks the relation between the public and commemoration into the museum and makes propositions in order to understanding social appropriation of the past.