The Value of an Archaeological Open-air Museum is in Its Use

Understanding Archaeological Open-air Museums and Their Visitors

Author: Roeland Paardekooper

Publisher: Sidestone Press

ISBN: 9088901031

Category: History

Page: 342

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There are about 300 archaeological open-air museums in Europe, which do more than simply present (re)constructed outdoor sceneries based on archaeology. They have an important role as education facilities and many showcase archaeology in a variety of ways. This research assesses the value of archaeological open-air museums, their management and their visitors, and is the first to do so in such breadth and detail. After a literature study and general data collection among 199 of such museums in Europe, eight archaeological open-air museums from different countries were selected as case studies. Management and visitors have different perspectives leading to different priorities and appreciation levels. The studies conclude with recommendations, ideas and strategies which are applicable not just to the eight archaeological open-air museums under study, but to any such museum in general. The recommendations are divided into the six categories of management, staff, collections, marketing, interpretation and the visitors.
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In Search of Pre-Classical Antiquity: Rediscovering Ancient Peoples in Mediterranean Europe (19th and 20th c.)

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004335420

Category: History

Page: 224

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Through the analysis of several cases studies concerning Southern Europe (Spain, Italy, Slovenia, Albania, Greece and Turkey) the book aims rethinking the cultural history of Mediterranean nationalisms by suggesting how it is an interconnected experience, directly related to the intellectual examples of Northern Europe, but also developing its own particular trend.
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Egyptology in the Present

Experiential and Experimental Methods in Archaeology

Author: Carolyn Graves-Brown

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 1910589098

Category: History

Page: 280

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This volume builds bridges between usually-separate social groups, between different methodologies and even between disciplines. It is the result of an innovative conference held at Swansea University in 2010, which brought together leading craftspeople and academics to explore the all-too-often opposed practices of experimental and experiential archaeology. The focus is upon Egyptology, but the volume has a wider importance. The experimental method is privileged in academic institutions and thus perhaps is subject to clear definitions. It tends to be associated with the scientific and technological. In opposition, the experiential is more rarely defined and is usually associated with schoolchildren, museums and heritage centres; it is often criticised for being unscientific. The introductory chapter of this volume examines the development of these traditionally-assumed differences, giving for the first time a critical and careful definition of the experiential in relation to the experimental. The two are seen as points on a continuum with much common ground. This claim is borne out by succeeding chapters, which cover such topics as textiles, woodworking and stoneworking. And Salima Ikram, Professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo, here demonstrates remarkably that our understanding of the classic Egyptian funerary practice of mummification benefits from both 'scientific' experimental and sensual experiential approaches. The volume, however, is important not only for Egyptology but for archaeological method more generally. The papers illuminate the pioneering of individuals who founded modern archaeological practice. Several papers are truly groundbreaking and deserve to circulate far beyond Egyptology. Thus the archaeologist Marquardt Lund tackles the problem of understanding the earliest known depictions of flint knife manufacture, those from an Egyptian tomb dated around 1900 BC. He shows the importance of thinking outside 'traditional', i.e. modern, knapping practice. Lund's knapping method, guided by the tomb depictions, is surprising but effective, and very different from that presented in manuals of lithic technology or taught in academic institutions.
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Proceedings of the 4th Biennial of Architectural and Urban Restoration. Host of the Itinerant Congress Hidden Cultural Heritage: Under Water, Under Ground and Within Buildings

Author: N.A

Publisher: CICOP Italia

ISBN: 8890911654

Category: Art

Page: 1464

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The Biennial of Architectural and Urban Restoration is composed by a series of cultural events like seminars, shows, art exhibitions, projections of documentaries, debates, visits, all open and also aimed to the public. The purpose of these activities is to bring out the architectural and urban local heritage and raise public awareness to its protection, creating an international forum of discussion between countries with similar problems, but various economic and socio-political situations.
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Material Evidence

Learning from Archaeological Practice

Author: Robert Chapman,Alison Wylie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317576233

Category: Social Science

Page: 380

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How do archaeologists make effective use of physical traces and material culture as repositories of evidence? Material Evidence takes a resolutely case-based approach to this question, exploring instances of exemplary practice, key challenges, instructive failures, and innovative developments in the use of archaeological data as evidence. The goal is to bring to the surface the wisdom of practice, teasing out norms of archaeological reasoning from evidence. Archaeologists make compelling use of an enormously diverse range of material evidence, from garbage dumps to monuments, from finely crafted artifacts rich with cultural significance to the detritus of everyday life and the inadvertent transformation of landscapes over the long term. Each contributor to Material Evidence identifies a particular type of evidence with which they grapple and considers, with reference to concrete examples, how archaeologists construct evidential claims, critically assess them, and bring them to bear on pivotal questions about the cultural past. Historians, cultural anthropologists, philosophers, and science studies scholars are increasingly interested in working with material things as objects of inquiry and as evidence – and they acknowledge on all sides just how challenging this is. One of the central messages of the book is that close analysis of archaeological best practice can yield constructive guidelines for practice that have much to offer archaeologists and those in related fields.
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The Industrial Heritage

Managing Resources and Uses

Author: Judith Alfrey,Tim Putnam

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134912277

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 340

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The Industrial Heritage is the first integrated approach to the assessment, conservation, interpretation, financing and management of the complex heritage of industrial cultures. It breaks new ground, as the authors (both active workers in the field) suggest that concepts of heritage defined to deal with pre-industrial cultures must be modified to deal with the very different demands presented by industrial objects and the societies which produced them. The essence of this book is practicality, offering examples of the real issues which confront those concerned with preserving and managing the industrial heritage.
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An Introduction to Art

Author: Charles Harrison

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300109156

Category: Art

Page: 335

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Introductie in alle vormen van kunst die in de loop van de geschiedenis ontstaan zijn.
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The Entangled Past: Integrating History and Archaeology

Proceedings of the 30th Annual Chacmool Archaeological Conference, Calgary, Alberta

Author: University of Calgary Archaeological Association. Conference

Publisher: Calgary : Archaeological Association of the University of Calgary

ISBN: N.A

Category: Archaeology and history

Page: 380

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