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Collecting MexicoMuseums, Monuments, and the Creation of National Identity$
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Shelley E. Garrigan

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780816670925

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816670925.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction
Source:
Collecting Mexico
Author(s):

Shelley E. Garrigan

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816670925.003.0001

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book’s main themes. This book presents concrete manifestations and studies of national collections in late-nineteenth-century and early-twentieth-century Mexico in order to reveal the patterns that emerge among them in terms of the dialogue with international influences against which the parameters of national representation formed. The study builds on the premise that complicating our way of thinking about representative public collections not only offers a common ground for interaction among a plethora of disciplines but also paves the way for this discussion to continue as questions of patrimony and nation navigate the current spaces and speeds of globalization.

Keywords:   Mexico, public collections, national representation

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