Interpretation

Crafting the Past: Theory and Practice of Museums

Katherine Ambry Linhein Muller (US)
How do we know something is real? We say something exists when it is tangible and we can touch it; it is factual when we can compare it to other known variables, and historic when it fulfils our expectation of the past. There are objects and activities that blur these categories and cause people to accept alternative histories...

Stowarzyszenie Milosników Truso - Truso Association (PL)

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The archaeological research which has been carried out for about 30 years now in Truso - Scandinavian trading and craft emporium, discovered in today's Poland - has yielded an enormous number of heritage items. Main goal for Truso Association is to create legal, organizational and financial terms to build a replica of Truso emporium and recreate the conditions of everyday life in the 8th to 10th century.

The archaeological research which has been carried out for about 30 years now in Truso - Scandinavian trading and craft emporium, discovered in today's Poland - has yielded an enormous number of heritage items...

To Be or Not to Be: Thoughts on Living History - Some Personal Remarks

Thit Birk Petersen (DK)
This article is based on personal experiences and observations conducted through many years as a volunteer at the Middle Age Centre in Denmark and later as a student at the Open Air Museum, Sorgenfri, Denmark. Observations and remarks made are solely personal and the article reflects thoughts I have had throughout the years...

Public Outreach in the Drents Museum in Assen (NL)

Blue van der Zwan-Deen (NL)
Part of my job as museum teacher at the Drents Museum in Assen is attending to the all the groups that visit our museum. This includes the great number of children, both elementary school and high school students, that visit our museum. A lot of children think of a museum as a boring place where there is nothing to do but look at old paintings...

International Learning Partnership: Living History and Adult Education in the Museum

Susanne Wiermann (DE)
Many archaeological open-air museums and museums with indoor reconstructions choose to interpret history using the method of ‘living history’, or re-enactments. If one only counts the German references, there is wide variety of terms used by museums when they talk of ‘living history’...

Museo Archeologico Castello San Giorgio (IT)

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The Museo Archeologico is hosted in the Castle of San Giorgio, the monument which best represents the historical vicissitudes of La Spezia. The lower floor of the castle houses exhibits pertaining to the life of the territory from the Pleistocene age up to Romanisation.

The Archaeological Museum is hosted in the Castle of San Giorgio, the monument which best represents the historical vicissitudes of La Spezia. The lower floor of the castle houses exhibits pertaining to the life of the territory from the Pleistocene age up to Romanisation...

Varus and the Lost Legions in Sagnlandet Lejre - A Re-enactment Success?

Ane Jepsen (DK)

In July 2009 a battle took place in Sagnlandet Lejre, in the heart of Zealand in Denmark. The battle was a dramatized re-enactment of the historical battle of Teutoburg forest in Niedersachsen in the year 9 AD - also known as the Varus Battle. Why should such a re-enactment event take place in Denmark - over 100 kilometres from the presumed site of the historic battle?...

Csiki Pihenokert, Csiki Garden (HU)

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The “Csiki Garden” is a Medieval eco-archaeological park and Summer camp (in Hungarian: Csiki Pihenőkert, Árpád-kori régészeti park, erdei-iskola és nyári tabor) coordinated by the Régiségbúvár Egyesület (Antiques-research Association). The goals are to present Hungarian medieval life and history (buildings, agriculture, craftsmanship, foods, arms, costumes, et cetera) as well as teaching the children in schools and in Summer camps.

The “Csiki Garden” is a Medieval eco-archaeological park and Summer camp coordinated by the Régiségbúvár Egyesület. The goals are to present Hungarian medieval life and history (buildings, agriculture, craftsmanship, foods, arms, costumes, et cetera) as well as...