The Politics of Representation: The Kuwait National Museum and Processes of Cultural Production, by Asseel Al-Ragam, 2014 

Al-Ragam, Asseel. “The Politics of Representation: The Kuwait National Museum and Processes of Cultural Production,” International Journal of Heritage Studies 20, No. 6 (2014): 663-674.

DOI: 10.1080/13527258.2013.834838

Abstract

Museums are often sites for the fabrication of hegemonic discourse. They represent the political nature of heritage construction and the instruments used to support these narratives. This paper traces the appropriation of museums as symbols of national projects and argues that not all museums achieve this political end. The Kuwait National Museum designed by Michel Écochard will be examined as a case study for this argument. Écochard’s project demonstrates the many challenges that develop between nationalist politics, heritage production and competing centres of power.

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