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From Restored Past to Unsettled Present: New Challenges for Jewish Museums in East Central Europe

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This article examines the institutional development of Jewish museums in Prague, Budapest, and Bratislava from 1989 to the present, with special reference to their role as agents of cultural memory. I consider how these museums contribute to the formation of Jewish identities in post-communist societies, which are themselves struggling to form collective identities. After analyzing the institutional structures and exhibition concepts of these museums in relation to shifts in the politics of representation, I propose a core area on which each museum could base its future development.

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45(2-3)

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252-260

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Deme, Katalin From Restored Past to Unsettled Present: New Challenges for Jewish Museums in East Central Europe. East European Jewish Affairs. 2015: 252-260.  http://archive.jpr.org.uk/10.1080/13501674.2015.1058681