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Edman, Victor, Associate ProfessorORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-9640-6499
Publications (10 of 19) Show all publications
Edman, V. (2014). The Return of the Period Room: Contemporary Installations and Narrative Strategies. In: : . Paper presented at The Period Room: Museum, Material, Experience. University of Leeds & The Bowes Museum, 18-20 September 2014.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Return of the Period Room: Contemporary Installations and Narrative Strategies
2014 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

By discussing three recent displays of domestic interiors, this paper raises the question whether we are actually witnessing a revival of the period room, although with a different agenda than the traditional one. These examples do not primarily aim at illustrating period style, even if the furnishings as well as the architectural backdrops are still essential parts of the staging. Instead of the art historical discourse that was fundamental to earlier displays of period milieus, recent installations seem to focus on other aspects of full-scale historical representation.

The first example is an installation at Nordiska museet in Stockholm, an institution whose tradition of displaying historic environments goes back to Artur Hazelius’s early exhibitions in the 1870s. In 2013 the museum opened ‘Folkhemslägenheten’, a small apartment representing the housing program of the Swedish welfare state, thus connecting to a current discussion on modern heritage. The second example is Sven-Harry’s collection in central Stockholm, built in 2011. To house a collection of art and furniture, Sven-Harry Karlsson choose to include a full-scale replica of his former home in the new museum. The setting represents one of the most canonical epochs in Swedish art and architecture – the late 18th century. Despite this, the whole installation rests heavily on the narrative about Karlsson himself. The third example is an installation at The Victoria and Albert museum in London in 2013, designed by the artist duo Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset. The fact that a full-scale domestic interior plays a key role makes it relevant to discuss the exhibit in this context. A synopsis for a film, set in the milieu, is a central part of the interaction with the audience.

Even if these new installations are housed within museums and rely on traditional displays of period rooms, they transcend the ordinary concept. Rather than isolated rooms they present coherent environments, which makes them related to house museums. Instead of illustrating an art historical canon, they highlight real or fictive human residents, and thus they depend on life stories and other narratives to communicate with the public. By being openly non-authentic replicas, at least regarding their physical frame, these installations avoid the critique that affected the period rooms in the course of the 20th century.

National Category
Architecture
Research subject
Architecture
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-152818 (URN)
Conference
The Period Room: Museum, Material, Experience. University of Leeds & The Bowes Museum, 18-20 September 2014
Projects
SRE-Architecture in Effect
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas
Note

QC 20150218

Available from: 2014-10-02 Created: 2014-10-02 Last updated: 2015-02-18Bibliographically approved
Edman, V. (2013). Kungens paviljong på Haga: Vägen till ett gustavianskt museum. In: Martin Olin (Ed.), Konsten och det nationella: Essäer om konsthistoria i Europa 1850–1950 (pp. 270-283). Stockholm: Kungl. Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kungens paviljong på Haga: Vägen till ett gustavianskt museum
2013 (Swedish)In: Konsten och det nationella: Essäer om konsthistoria i Europa 1850–1950 / [ed] Martin Olin, Stockholm: Kungl. Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien, 2013, p. 270-283Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Kungl. Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien, 2013
Series
Kungl. Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien. Konferenser, ISSN 0348-1433 ; 76
Keywords
National Historiography, Architectural History, Swedish Architecture 18th Century, Architectural Restoration
National Category
Architecture
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-121586 (URN)978-91-7402-407-4 (ISBN)9174024078 (ISBN)
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond
Note

QC 20130603

Available from: 2013-05-02 Created: 2013-05-02 Last updated: 2018-12-12Bibliographically approved
Edman, V. (2012). How National is a National Canon?: Questions of Heritage Construciton in Swedish Architecture. In: Raymond Quek, Darren Deane & Sarah Butler (Ed.), Nationalism and Architecture (pp. 233-243). Farnham: Ashgate Publishing Limited
Open this publication in new window or tab >>How National is a National Canon?: Questions of Heritage Construciton in Swedish Architecture
2012 (English)In: Nationalism and Architecture / [ed] Raymond Quek, Darren Deane & Sarah Butler, Farnham: Ashgate Publishing Limited , 2012, p. 233-243Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Farnham: Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2012
Keywords
architectural history, Swedish national heritage, architectural restoration, architectural reconstruction
National Category
Architecture
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-104639 (URN)978-1-4094-3385-9 (ISBN)
Note

QC 20121218

Available from: 2012-11-08 Created: 2012-11-08 Last updated: 2012-12-18Bibliographically approved
Edman, V. & Bergström, A. (Eds.). (2011). Bebyggelsehistorisk tidskrift. Nr 62/2011. Uppsala: Bebyggelsehistorisk tidskrift
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Bebyggelsehistorisk tidskrift. Nr 62/2011
2011 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Bebyggelsehistorisk tidskrift, 2011. p. 100
Series
Bebyggelsehistorisk tidskrift, ISSN 0349-2834 ; 62
Keywords
History of Architecture, History of Built Environment, Built Heritage, Modern Heritage, National Heritage, Regional Heritage
National Category
Architecture
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-74230 (URN)
Note

Utgivningen finansierad av Vetenskapsrådet samt med bidrag från Statens fastighetsverk. QC 20120208

Available from: 2012-02-02 Created: 2012-02-02 Last updated: 2016-08-18Bibliographically approved
Edman, V. & Bergström, A. (2011). Moderna Kulturarv i offentlig miljö. Bebyggelsehistorisk tidskrift, 62, 5-7
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Moderna Kulturarv i offentlig miljö
2011 (Swedish)In: Bebyggelsehistorisk tidskrift, ISSN 0349-2834, Vol. 62, p. 5-7Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bebyggelsehistorisk tidskrift, 2011
Keywords
History of Architecture, History of Built Environment, Built Heritage, Modern Heritage, National Heritage, Regional Heritage
National Category
Architecture
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-104845 (URN)
Note

Utgivningen finansierad av Vetenskapsrådet samt med bidrag från Statens fastighetsverk.

QC 20130507

Available from: 2012-11-14 Created: 2012-11-14 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
Edman, V. (2011). Nittonhundratalet går till historien: Om etableringen av ett nytt kulturarv. Bebyggelsehistorisk tidskrift, 62, 78-90
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Nittonhundratalet går till historien: Om etableringen av ett nytt kulturarv
2011 (Swedish)In: Bebyggelsehistorisk tidskrift, ISSN 0349-2834, Vol. 62, p. 78-90Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: , 2011
Keywords
History of architecture, History of built environment, Historiography, Modern heritage, Swedish architecture, 20th century
National Category
Architecture
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-92226 (URN)
Note
QC 20120511Available from: 2012-03-29 Created: 2012-03-29 Last updated: 2017-12-07Bibliographically approved
Edman, V. (2010). How National is a National Heritage?: The Image of Swedish Architecture. In: Darren Deane & Raymond Quek (Ed.), Architecture, Design and the Nation: Proceedings of the first Theoretical Currents Conference held at Nottingham Trent University 14–15 September 2010 Nottingham, United Kingdom. Paper presented at Theoretical Currents: Architecture, Design and the Nation, East Midlands History and Philosophy of Architecture Research Network, 14–15 September 2010, Nottingham Trent University (pp. 130-135). Nottingham: Nottingham Trent University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>How National is a National Heritage?: The Image of Swedish Architecture
2010 (English)In: Architecture, Design and the Nation: Proceedings of the first Theoretical Currents Conference held at Nottingham Trent University 14–15 September 2010 Nottingham, United Kingdom / [ed] Darren Deane & Raymond Quek, Nottingham: Nottingham Trent University, 2010, p. 130-135Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Nottingham: Nottingham Trent University, 2010
Keywords
Architectural History, Architectural Restoration, National Heritage
National Category
Architecture
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-73239 (URN)
Conference
Theoretical Currents: Architecture, Design and the Nation, East Midlands History and Philosophy of Architecture Research Network, 14–15 September 2010, Nottingham Trent University
Note
QC 20120208Available from: 2012-02-02 Created: 2012-02-02 Last updated: 2012-02-08Bibliographically approved
Edman, V. (2010). Sigurd Curman's Restorations: Swedish Heritage in a Modern Context. Future anterior: journal of historic preservation - history, theory & criticism, VII(2), 49-63
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sigurd Curman's Restorations: Swedish Heritage in a Modern Context
2010 (English)In: Future anterior: journal of historic preservation - history, theory & criticism, ISSN 1549-9715, E-ISSN 1934-6026, Vol. VII, no 2, p. 49-63Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Sigurd Curman (1879-1966) dominated the field of cultural heritage in Sweden during the first half of the twentieth century, and his influence remained strong for the rest of the century. His early career included a range of professional roles: architect, civil servant, scholar, and professor of architectural history. In 1923 he was appointed national antiquarian, a post that he held until his retirement in 1946. During these years, Curman built an extensive organization and laid the foundation for modern heritage management. This article focuses on Curman's restorations during the early part of his career at the turn of the twentieth century, when a new paradigm in preservation critical of nineteenth-century practices was emerging. In his restorations of medieval churches Curman introduced a method for dealing with authenticity and historic change designed to create a holistic vision of the past that satisfied both artistic and scientific demands.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2010
Keywords
Architectural History, Architectural Conservation, National Heritage
National Category
Architecture
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-66452 (URN)000208362300005 ()2-s2.0-84879309957 (Scopus ID)
Note

QC 20120208

Available from: 2012-02-02 Created: 2012-01-26 Last updated: 2017-12-08Bibliographically approved
Edman, V. & Geijer, M. (Eds.). (2008). Bebyggelsehistorisk tidskrift. Nr 56/2008. Uppsala: Bebyggelsehistorisk tidskrift
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Bebyggelsehistorisk tidskrift. Nr 56/2008
2008 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Bebyggelsehistorisk tidskrift, 2008. p. 112
Series
Bebyggelsehistorisk tidskrift, ISSN 0349-2834
Keywords
Architectural history, History of Built Environment, Built Heritage
National Category
Architecture
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-76109 (URN)
Note
Utgivningen finansierad av Vetenskapsrådet. QC 20120208Available from: 2012-02-06 Created: 2012-02-06 Last updated: 2012-02-08Bibliographically approved
Edman, V. (2008). Ett svenskt sjuttonhundratal: Moderna iscensättningar av tre historiska miljöer. Konsthistorisk Tidskrift, 77(1-2), 49-56
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ett svenskt sjuttonhundratal: Moderna iscensättningar av tre historiska miljöer
2008 (Swedish)In: Konsthistorisk Tidskrift, ISSN 0023-3609, E-ISSN 1651-2294, Vol. 77, no 1-2, p. 49-56Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

During the last hundred years, the art and architecture of the Swedish eighteenth century has become a historic ideal, well integrated in the modern national identity. This research project deals with three eighteenth century environments which were restored and arranged as public museums in the 1930: s Skogaholm manor at the open air museum Skansen, Carl Linnaeus's house in Uppsala and the Royal Pavilion at Haga. The main isssue is how these environments were transformed into historic monuments and how the reconstructions relate to contemporary historiography, museology and restoration theories. The research project has been carried out at the School of Architecture, Royal Institue of Technology, Stockholm, and it will be published as a book in 2008.

National Category
Architecture
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-17656 (URN)000257265700006 ()2-s2.0-65749182526 (Scopus ID)
Note

QC 20100525

Available from: 2010-08-05 Created: 2010-08-05 Last updated: 2017-06-02Bibliographically approved
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