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History, Commemoration and National PreoccupationTrafalgar 1805–2005$
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Holger Hoock

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780197264065

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197264065.001.0001

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The National Maritime Museum’s 2005 Exhibition, ‘Nelson & Napoléon’: Intention and Reception

The National Maritime Museum’s 2005 Exhibition, ‘Nelson & Napoléon’: Intention and Reception

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(p.103) 6. The National Maritime Museum’s 2005 Exhibition, ‘Nelson & Napoléon’: Intention and Reception
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History, Commemoration and National Preoccupation
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Margarette Lincoln

Martin Daunton

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197264065.003.0007

This chapter reflects critically on the National Maritime Museum' 2005 blockbuster exhibition ‘Nelson & Napoléon’. It identifies and explains significant gaps between the intentions of Museum Trustees, management, and curators on the one hand, and public reception and responses on the other, with respect both to the composition of the exhibition audience and to ‘meaning making’. It suggests that public responses to the 2005 anniversary indicate that Britain is beginning to take its maritime heritage more seriously, a process that is expected to continue with the complex bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade in 2007.

Keywords:   National Maritime Museum, Napoleon, public reception, meaning making, maritime history

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