A Concrete Palace and a Haunted Abbey

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  • Title: A Concrete Palace and a Haunted Abbey: Fear and Suffering in Atomic Museums
  • Author(s): Atsuhide Ito
  • Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Collection: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Series: The Inclusive Museum
  • Journal Title: The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum
  • Keywords: Atomic Museums, Chernobyl, Hiroshima
  • Volume: 12
  • Issue: 1
  • Year: 2019
  • ISSN: 1835-2014 (Print)
  • ISSN: 1835-2022 (Online)
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.18848/1835-2014/CGP/v12i01/63-66
  • Citation: Ito, Atsuhide. 2019. "A Concrete Palace and a Haunted Abbey: Fear and Suffering in Atomic Museums." The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum 12 (1): 63-66. doi:10.18848/1835-2014/CGP/v12i01/63-66.
  • Extent: 4 pages

Abstract

By comparing the Ukrainian National Chernobyl Museum and the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum the article examines how they are fulfilling their role as atomic museums. Through this process the article examines the future role of atomic museums in the post-Fukushima context and considers the aspect of time in the two museums in relation to the nuclear anthropocene.