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På besök i medeltiden : att levandegöra historien på ett museum

Marshall, Matilda LU (2008) ETNK01 20072
Division of Ethnology
Abstract
Museums are a part of the cultural sector that over the last couple of years had to compete with the steadily growing consumption of spectacles. New techniques to attract and amaze the visitors have evolved. Living History Museums has developed a method to simulate past times by building up an environment with reconstructions. History is a non-definite science, there will never be an exact answer to how it really was, for example during the Middle Ages.

This essay deals with the difference between reconstructions and authentic artefacts and how they build up an illusion of the past. In what sense does it matter if the artefacts are genuine or not? How do these museums deal with anachronistic phenomena from today's modern world in the... (More)
Museums are a part of the cultural sector that over the last couple of years had to compete with the steadily growing consumption of spectacles. New techniques to attract and amaze the visitors have evolved. Living History Museums has developed a method to simulate past times by building up an environment with reconstructions. History is a non-definite science, there will never be an exact answer to how it really was, for example during the Middle Ages.

This essay deals with the difference between reconstructions and authentic artefacts and how they build up an illusion of the past. In what sense does it matter if the artefacts are genuine or not? How do these museums deal with anachronistic phenomena from today's modern world in the historic environment? Additionally I discuss whether or not these reconstructions - of environment, buildings and personal characters - have any influence on the historic narrative given by the museum. Has the living history museums become a part of the histotainment in order to respond to the demand of spectacles? (Less)
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author
Marshall, Matilda LU
supervisor
organization
course
ETNK01 20072
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
History, museipedagogik, museer, Living history museum, historia, medeltid, historieförmedling, rekonstruktioner, Cultural anthropology, ethnology, Kulturantropologi, etnologi
language
Swedish
id
1319196
date added to LUP
2008-01-22
date last changed
2010-01-20 09:18:21
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  abstract     = {Museums are a part of the cultural sector that over the last couple of years had to compete with the steadily growing consumption of spectacles. New techniques to attract and amaze the visitors have evolved. Living History Museums has developed a method to simulate past times by building up an environment with reconstructions. History is a non-definite science, there will never be an exact answer to how it really was, for example during the Middle Ages.

This essay deals with the difference between reconstructions and authentic artefacts and how they build up an illusion of the past. In what sense does it matter if the artefacts are genuine or not? How do these museums deal with anachronistic phenomena from today's modern world in the historic environment? Additionally I discuss whether or not these reconstructions - of environment, buildings and personal characters - have any influence on the historic narrative given by the museum. Has the living history museums become a part of the histotainment in order to respond to the demand of spectacles?},
  author       = {Marshall, Matilda},
  keyword      = {History,museipedagogik,museer,Living history museum,historia,medeltid,historieförmedling,rekonstruktioner,Cultural anthropology,ethnology,Kulturantropologi,etnologi},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {På besök i medeltiden : att levandegöra historien på ett museum},
  year         = {2008},
}