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.
|Translated title of the contribution||Museums, Exhibitions and the Demonstration of Chilean Identity in the Nineteenth Century|
|Title of host publication||Nación y nacionalismo en Chile. Volumen 1|
|Subtitle of host publication||Siglo XIX|
|Editors||Gabriel Cid, Alejandro San Francisco|
|Place of Publication||Santiago de Chile|
|Publisher||Centro de Estudios Bicentenario|
|Number of pages||32|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
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). Centro de Estudios Bicentenario.