The Noble Heritage in Finland: Manor Houses and the House of Nobility as Symbols of Aristocratic Self-Reprentation

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Publication Details

List of Authors: Anna-Maria Åström
Editors: Y Kuiper, N Bijleveld, J Dronkers
Place: Leuven, Paris, and Bristol, CT
Publication year: 2015
Publisher: Peeters
Book title: Nobilities in Europe in the Twentieth Century. Reconversion Strategies, Memory Culture and Elite Fromations
Title of series: Groningen Studies in Cultural Change
Volume number: 50
Start page: 147
End page: 167
ISBN: 978-90-429-3227-2


The article focuses on two ways to present the cultural heritage of noble families in Finland. One way is to show one´s manor houses to visiting groups, the other has been to show family collections at great exhibitions in the House of Nobility in Helsinki. The former way tends to dwell on the the history of the owners and the architecure of the manor, the latter to present items on everyday life and festive activities in the noble families. Thus also male and female focuses tend to come to the fore.


Cultural heritage, Historical consciousness, Intangible cultural heritage, Social status

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