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

Anna-Maria Åström

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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.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Title of host publicationNobilities in Europe in the Twentieth Century. Reconversion Strategies, Memory Culture and Elite Fromations
EditorsY Kuiper, N Bijleveld, J Dronkers
ISBN (Print)978-90-429-3227-2
Publication statusPublished - 2015
MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book


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

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