The Sámi: a people without a pre-history? A comparative analysis of exhibitions of Sámi pre-history in Scandinavia, with an emphasis on Sámi museums in Northern Scandinavia
Silje Opdahl Mathisen
Stipendiat ved Institutt for kulturstudier og orientalske språk (IKOS)
This project will examine how Sámi pre-history is presented in museum settings. The project is based on approximately the last twenty-five yearsof research on Sámi archaeology and will explore to what degree and in what way this knowledge is presented in the Sámi museums within Sápmi. The project also seeks to explore how Sámi pre-history is presented in the various national archaeological museums in Scandinavia in order to examine to what degree the national museums are able to present the fact that these different nations neither are nor ever have been composed of one single ethnically homogenous group.
This project is a sub-project of Patterns of Cultural Valuation - Priorities ans aesthetics in exhibitions of identity in museums