De cuarteles a museos: los museos y el discurso de la civilidad costarricense

With the abolition of the Costa Rican Army in 1948, the facilities of the Bellavista Fort were destined as the new headquarters of the National Museum of Costa Rica, starting a tra- dition of transforming military forts, jails and police headquarters into museums, within a changing process of constr...

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Main Authors: Corrales Ulloa, Francisco, Cubero Barrantes, Guillermo
Format: Artículo
Language: Español
Published: 2015
Online Access: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/antropologia/article/view/10758
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/13224
Summary: With the abolition of the Costa Rican Army in 1948, the facilities of the Bellavista Fort were destined as the new headquarters of the National Museum of Costa Rica, starting a tra- dition of transforming military forts, jails and police headquarters into museums, within a changing process of construction of nationality and the discourse of the Costa Rican civilian tradition. The “display” of patrimony and national values is also discussed.