In November 2019 NIKU researcher Torgrim Sneve Guttormsen spent two weeks as a visiting scholar at Australian National University (ANU), Canberra. As a part of this he held a seminar at Centre for Heritage and Museum Studies about on the heritage produced by the Vietnamese refugee diaspora following the Vietnam War.
In this subproject we define immigrants with the “new immigrant groups in Norway” (cf. White Paper no. 16 2004-2005 Leve med kulturminner, p. 64) which represents immigration through the last 35 years. It involves immigrant cultures who have come to Norway in the post-war period because of war, political struggles or unemployment. The White Paper calls for research that produces knowledge about and which makes visible the immigrant’s cultural heritage, which can increase our knowledge about differences and similarities between cultures that belong to Norway.
The subproject explores how immigrants’ perspectives on cultural heritage are prominent in the public space in Norway, and more specifically in the strategies and practices of the cultural heritage management.
The study examines how cultural heritage of immigrants occurs in museums and by the construction of memorials. How are political intentions about the preservation of cultural heritage representing immigrant cultures handled in practice, and what considerations are challenging or demanding in this regard? What does immigrant cultures express as perspectives on heritage? These questions are answered through several analytical approaches and articles in this subproject.
Contact: Torgrim Sneve Guttormsen and Grete Swensen
- Status In progress
- Client NIKU
- Time 2017-2018