Colonial practices. A heritage between museums and monuments in the "Italian" Rhodes (1912-1926).

Author/s Simona Troilo
Publishing Year 2012 Issue 2012/87 Language Italian
Pages 25 P. 80-104 File size 534 KB
DOI 10.3280/PASS2012-087005
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Starting from the creation and development of the Archaeological museum of Rhodes (1914), the article analyses the birth of a colonial heritage consciousness in the Dodecanese. Italian colonial practices reinvented the history of this area focusing on the celebration of the Italian middle ages and an ideological usage of antiquarian objects. The article shows how this process affected the colonization itself, producing tensions and conflicts between colonizers and colonized. It also shows how mediations and negotiations among different subjects (individuals and institutions) contributed to define the new forms of dominion.

Keywords: Italian colonial archaeology and heritage, Rhodes, Amedeo Maiuri, Archaeological Museum of Rhodes, colonial resistance

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Simona Troilo, Pratiche coloniali. La tutela tra musealizzazione e monumentalizzazione nella Rodi "italiana" (1912-1926) in "PASSATO E PRESENTE" 87/2012, pp 80-104, DOI: 10.3280/PASS2012-087005