This chapter summarizes the preceding discussions and presents some final thoughts. It discusses how the intersections between cultural administration and open markets continue to shape the contexts in which national “things” (collections, imagery, artifacts, spaces) become publicly accessible. It describes current aesthetic trends in displaying the national. It argues that the collected piece that defined nineteenth-century patrimony was dialectically linked to the market value system, and that to gain a fuller vision of the brand of patriotism that was created along with public collections, it is necessary to look into the ways in which the collecting attitude linked Mexicanness to specific practices, that is, to strategic forms of cultural and commodity consumption such as those investigated here.
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