Klas Grinell

is associate professor in the History of Ideas at Gothenburg University, and curator at the Museum of World Culture in Gothenburg, Sweden.


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Misrepresenting Muslim cultural heritage in Europe

A supposed dichotomy between Islam and Europe means that, despite the historical presence of Muslims in Europe, representations of European cultural heritage largely exclude Islam. Multiculturalist avowals notwithstanding, European museums reproduce the orientalist premises of the nineteenth century, argues curator Klas Grinell.

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