Van Leidse zijde zijn bij het project betrokken: Maarten Delbeke, Caroline van Eck, Edward Grasman, Elizabeth den Hartog, Pieter ter Keurs (Rijksmuseum voor Oudheden), Eelco Nagelsmit, en Joost Rosendaal (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen).
Over het project:
'This project’s target is to study the stakes of identity issues underlining the process of patrimonialization and musealization inside spaces which, from Arras to Groningen, recover Netherland’s ancient political complex in the modern period. We will study, within areas redefined by the stabilization of frontiers in 1830 the way the national and regional identities lived on the feeling of a shared historical memory selectively embodied in places and patrimonial objects and maintained by various memorial practices. The comparative prospect will enlighten the respective positioning of the memory and of the national policies of the inheritance, with regard to the questions of cultural specificities and regional identity movements. The project is distinguished by the close collaboration with two museums that played a central role in the creation of identities in this period, the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Lille and the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden, founded in 1818.
Based on a cartography of contemporary museum’s dynamics, these researches give privilege to the approach of the reconstruction of historical processes that lead to the inscription in patrimonial and museum fields of five structural elements of the territorial identities: history, traditions, literature, space and landscapes.'