CSR at the Museum: Strategical Public History and the Invention of Societal Relevance at the Danish Maritime Museum

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In this article, I describe how the creation of the Danish maritime museums in 1915 and in 2013—both generously funded by maritime foundations and actors—were perceived by the shipping industry as initiatives that would help market the industry vis-à-vis the broader population. I argue more generally that public museums, such as national maritime museums, constitute narrative focal points for disseminating legitimizing narratives, which potentially situate entire industries and businesses in a larger cultural framework and contribute to making these industries relevant in contemporary public discourse. I label such initiatives ‘strategical public history’, and I call for increased focus by scholars and practitioners on the different alternatives sites for the production of history that has hitherto not been captured by analyses of rhetorical history.
In this article, I describe how the creation of the Danish maritime museums in 1915 and in 2013—both generously funded by maritime foundations and actors—were perceived by the shipping industry as initiatives that would help market the industry vis-à-vis the broader population. I argue more generally that public museums, such as national maritime museums, constitute narrative focal points for disseminating legitimizing narratives, which potentially situate entire industries and businesses in a larger cultural framework and contribute to making these industries relevant in contemporary public discourse. I label such initiatives ‘strategical public history’, and I call for increased focus by scholars and practitioners on the different alternatives sites for the production of history that has hitherto not been captured by analyses of rhetorical history.

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ConferenceThe 22nd Annual European Business History Association (EBHA) Conference
Number22
LocationPolytechnic University Of Marche
CountryItaly
CityAncona
Period06/09/201808/09/2018
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Ravn Sørensen, A. (2018). CSR at the Museum: Strategical Public History and the Invention of Societal Relevance at the Danish Maritime Museum. Paper presented at The 22nd Annual European Business History Association (EBHA) Conference, Ancona, Italy.
Ravn Sørensen, Anders. / CSR at the Museum : Strategical Public History and the Invention of Societal Relevance at the Danish Maritime Museum. Paper presented at The 22nd Annual European Business History Association (EBHA) Conference, Ancona, Italy.27 p.
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