Museos, exposiciones y la muestra de lo chileno en el siglo XIX

Translated title of the contribution: Museums, Exhibitions and the Demonstration of Chilean Identity in the Nineteenth Century

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)


The history of nineteenth-century museums and exhibitions in Chile offers us a view of the development of nationalism and the institutions that fostered it. At the same time, the institutions addressed in this chapter represented the dreams and aspirations of groups of individuals who had the social, political and economic power to make their vision reality. As a result, this chapter discussions multiple and competing versions of the Chilean nation and debates about the essence of Chile amongst elites and intellectuals. The eventual success of failure of these institutions depended, to a large extent, on the efforts of individual men who created cultural tastes and interest what Chile was or would become.
Original languageSpanish
Title of host publicationNación y nacionalismo en Chile. Volumen 1
Subtitle of host publicationSiglo XIX
EditorsGabriel Cid, Alejandro San Francisco
Place of PublicationSantiago de Chile
PublisherCentro de Estudios Bicentenario
Number of pages32
ISBN (Print)9789568147846
Publication statusPublished - 2009



  • nationalism
  • Chile
  • museums

Cite this

Schell, P. A. (2009). Museos, exposiciones y la muestra de lo chileno en el siglo XIX. In G. Cid, & A. San Francisco (Eds.), Nación y nacionalismo en Chile. Volumen 1: Siglo XIX (Vol. 1, pp. 85-116). Santiago de Chile: Centro de Estudios Bicentenario.