Islamism and Iran's Islamic Period Museum

Mozaffari, Ali 2013, Islamism and Iran's Islamic Period Museum, International journal of heritage studies, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 259-269, doi: 10.1080/13527258.2011.652145.

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Title Islamism and Iran's Islamic Period Museum
Author(s) Mozaffari, AliORCID iD for Mozaffari, Ali
Journal name International journal of heritage studies
Volume number 19
Issue number 3
Start page 259
End page 269
Total pages 11
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication Abingdon, Eng.
Publication date 2013
ISSN 1352-7258
Keyword(s) Islamism
Islamic Period Museum
national identity
Summary The Islamic Period Museum of Iran was established, almost 16 years after the Islamic Revolution, as an addition to the previous National Museum building - the Iran Bastan, or Ancient Iran Museum - in 1996. By examining the components of state Islamism, the space of the museum and key exhibits, this paper reveals the analogous relationship between the museum and state ideology. That relationship suggests that the museum embodies fundamental ambiguities and inconsistencies inherent in Iranian state Islamism. Those ambiguities and inconsistencies are only concealed, in the museum as in the ideology, by employing traditionalist rhetoric with regard to religion and identity.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/13527258.2011.652145
Field of Research 12 Built Environment And Design
21 History And Archaeology
16 Studies In Human Society
Socio Economic Objective 0 Not Applicable
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2013, Taylor & Francis
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