Collecting Sápmi: Early modern collecting of Sámi material culture
2015 (English)In: Nordisk Museologi, ISSN 1103-8152, no 2, 114-122 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
This paper presents the research project Collecting Sápmi. Early modern globalization of Sámi material culture and Sámi cultural heritage today, financed by the Swedish Research Council 2014–18. The aim of the project is to examine early modern collecting of Sami material culture and early descriptions of Sami culture, primarily in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. We aim to study early modern networks of scholars and collectors interested in Sami material culture, to investigate how and why the collecting was conducted, and to follow the movement of Sami objects between collections and collectors around Europe. Furthermore, the project aims to discuss the importance of early modern collecting and the collected objects in today’s society. Here, critical issues are raised concerning colonial histories and relations in Sápmi, motivations and ideologies of collecting over time, as well as the rights to Sami cultural heritage and its management today and in the future.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. no 2, 114-122 p.
Sámi, Sápmi, colonialism, collecting, globalization, identity, cultural heritage, early modern period, cultural rights, repatriation
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-271383OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-271383DiVA: diva2:891832
ProjectsAtt samla Sápmi: Tidigmodern globalisering av samisk materiell kultur och det samiska kulturarvet i dag
FunderSwedish Research Council, 421-2013-1917