Memory, Identity and the Memorialization of Conflict in the Scottish Highlands

Iain Robertson, Tim Hall

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Buildings are of course only very large artefacts, and the relocation of artefacts has long been recognized as problematic. Moving buildings is still very much a minority sport, with few groups and fewer individuals prepared to take the requisite time and effort. It seems to have been in the nineteenth century that buildings were first moved in any systematic way. As the world became smaller with the arrival of the railways, the telegraph, and the rise of a new imperial order, certain buildings started to take on novel roles that both challenged and sustained this new order. Imperial expositions were equally keen to present the past through the presentation of dioramas recreating times before, during and after the advent of civilization. The traditional world-in-miniature open-air museum moves buildings not to highlight mobility and social change but to draw visitor's attention to a more stable world before modernization.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHeritage, Memory and the Politics of Identity
Subtitle of host publicationNew Perspectives on the Cultural Landscape
PublisherTaylor and Francis Ltd.
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781317122265
ISBN (Print)9780754640080
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016


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