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        • Between Arena and Archive: The Museum of Estonian Architecture

        Abstract
        The abundance of museums established in the 1990s, after Estonia regained its independence, reflects the importance of memory and historical continuity embodied in collecting material culture. One can see memory institutions in a newly established state as a place that perpetuates nationalism while building and instilling a new national identity, thus producing a certain historical legitimacy. Since the 1920s, when it was first introduced in Estonia, modernism has been a pervasive theme, signifying, even during the Soviet era the pre-war Estonian
        Republic’s ideals of a rapidly Westernized liberal nation. This paper elaborates the defining role of the architecture museum in the reconstruction of Estonian self-identity and in the formation of the post-independence nation-state.
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        Citation
        Ojari, T. (2017). Between Arena and Archive: The Museum of Estonian Architecture. The Architecture Museum Effect, OASE, (99), 35–40. Retrieved from https://oasejournal.nl/en/Issues/99/BetweenArenaandArchiveTheMuseumofEstonianArchitecture
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