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Musée et pouvoir symbolique. Regard géographique sur le Louvre

Abstract : The symbolic force of the Louvre expresses itself through its latest territorial model. Instrumental to the French diplomacy, The Louvre embodies the French cultural influence on a French region in urban reconstruction (Hauts de France) or in countries in economical or political re-structuration (Émirats arabes unis, Iran). In a mondialisations context (Ghorra-Gobin, 2005), this reputation linked to the Louvre representations favours a locus desire. Our analysis of these representations emphasizes the fact that this geosymbol (Bonnemaison, 1981), present in the collective imaginary, is instrumental in the multiplication of the Louvre sites. The Louvre museum, the Louvre-Atlanta, the Louvre-Lens, the Louvre Abu Dhabi and the Louvre Téhéran, plus the professional networks, partnerships, works of art circulation are as many aspects that facilitate the emergence of something superior to a network: the notion of a Louvre territory that can be understood by its temporalities (Braudel). Most importantly, the propagation of the Louvre (as a model) raises various questions as the museum itself is defined by its sacred part (i.e. its collections). This research work is an attempt to answer a crucial question: how (with this sacred part as a starting point), can the Louvre be an actor to the linkage of various loci (places) in a mondialisations context and how can the Louvre in fine initiate the creation of a territory. To conclude with, this research is an invitation to think about the impact (and evolution) of a Louvre territory in terms of an archipelago or of multi-situated territory. Our references to approach the territory concept are Guy Di Méo’s on territoriality and Yves Lacoste and Claude Raffestin’s in political geography on asymetrical relationships and power issues.
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Marie-Alix Molinié-Andlauer. Musée et pouvoir symbolique. Regard géographique sur le Louvre. Géographie. Sorbonne Université - Faculté des Lettres, 2019. Français. ⟨tel-03539913⟩



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