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EAA session: Using Live Interpretation, Living History / Re-enactment and Museum Theatre to interpret Archaeological Heritage
Call for 15-minute papers, deadline 22 March. Please contact the session organisers for more information or submit directly: https://www.klinkhamergroup.com/eaa2017/sessions/contribution. Session #330
Heritage Sites use a number of tools to interpret their stories for the public. Live
Within the international community, the terminology surrounding heritage interpretation is under debate. Terms such as 'inclusiveness' and 'authenticity' are being questioned and their use is being challenged. UNESCO believes that is changing and heritage sites, including archaeological sites, should be ready to provide the 'authentic experiences' tourists now pursue. But what is 'authentic' and how can this be quantified? Do people visiting European sites receive a European, inclusive story? Or does inclusiveness automatically include exclusion as well?
During this session, we would like to give best practice examples of live interpretation and being used to great effect. We would then like to use these examples to have an open discussion on the use of such techniques and how they relate to both inclusiveness and authenticity.
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