Andrew G. Newby

Andrew G. Newby is Kone Foundation Senior Research Fellow, Tampere Institute for Advanced Social Research, Finland. He is a specialist in the history of Europe during the ‘Long Nineteenth Century’. For more information about Andrew, click here.

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The Nordic Museum, inaugurated in 1880 in Stockholm, grew out of the Scandinavian Ethnographic Collection (

2019.02.25 | Article, Andrew G. Newby, Education, Nation building, University of Helsinki

Nordic museums and their history

National museums in the Nordics retain an important role in the creation and maintenance of a particular view of a country, its people and often its place within the Nordics. This view is presented to both outsiders and the people themselves. In 1800s, Nordic thinkers and museums influenced the inception of national museums elsewhere at a time…