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6. HUMANITIES, History, Archaeology, Arts, Art history, 6.5 OTHER HUMANITIES
The actions surrounding the display of images and artefacts in museums – collection, conservation, research and exhibition – are bound up with how the past is presented and remembered. These conditions and decisions relating to exhibitions are largely invisible to viewers who are confronted with the apparent completeness of an exhibition display. By conducting a historical and visual analysis of the bloodstained vest of political leader James Connolly, this article uncovers how this artefact has become a relic of historical violence due to the way in which particular aspects of its configuration, form and trajectory have been manipulated in order to elicit powerful emotional responses from the exhibition’s viewers.
Doyle, S. (2018) James Connolly's Bloodstained Vest: Mediating Death and Violence in Commemorative Exhibitions' in Abraham, Florin and Kiss, Réka Földváryné (eds) (2018) Remembrance and Solidarity Studies in 20th Century European History. 46-59.