Christian Augusts monument på Bygdø Kongsgård – et forsonende minne?
Monuments are symbols. This article asks how and why the Christian August memorial has changed its symbolic function since it was made in 1810. By using a historiographical approach to investigate visual and written sources in relation to social changes, a fascinating history of symbolic change is revealed. This challenges our understanding of cultural heritage as continuity, suggesting that it rather consists of objects of changing meaning.