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Establishment of the Ethnographic museum of Istria in the context of postwar politics and museum practices

Tanja Kocković Zaborski orcid id ; Etnografski muzej Istre/ Museo Etnografico dell'Istria

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str. 19-41

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The article focuses on the process of establishment of the Ethnographic Museum of Istria in the nineteen-sixties. The establishment of the Museum is partly associated with the fact that the period in question was distinguished by the disappearance of traditional culture objects from rural areas due to accelerated industrial development and greater migration of the population to towns. This brought about the need to collect and display objects in a museum. However, the collection of objects, the creation of collections and, eventually, the foundation of the Ethnographic Museum of Istria were also closely linked with the political situation after the Second World War and the process of definition of the border between Italy and Croatia/Yugoslavia in Istria. The minutes of the meetings of the Society for Istrian History and Culture (Pazin Branch) show the influence of museum professionals, but also of politicians, on the foundation of the Ethnographic Museum of Istria in Pazin in 1962. Moreover,the article also shows that the Kaštel (Pazin Castle) was also used for residential purposes and constituted a part of the family history of the citizens of Pazin who lived in Kaštel or the surroundings.

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Ethnographic Museum of Istria (Pazin); Society for Istrian History and Culture; Kaštel [castle] (Pazin); museum establishment; ethnographic museums; the political context

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