Discourses of museums/places of rememberance are always problematic

B, C: I found it is very important to deconstruct the discourses of both museums and tour guides, because of the different agendas of the hegemonic cultural and political discourse. There are many layers of meaning stashed on top of each other, like many filters superimposed on the original meaning: the official story of the current regime, the agenda of the museum and its goals, the interpretation and subjective outlook of the tourguide and the public’s own subjective reception. As a pedagogical method, I find it very important to have a critical discussion after all ready-made inputs, especially when they come from the rulingĀ  ideology.

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