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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)

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?...

Presenting Medieval Gambling and Pub Life

Zsuzsanna Sőregi (HU)

There are many legendary games in the Middle Ages with professed losses of clothes, horses and, what is more, whole estates, and even halves of kingdoms. But was money really the most important part of gambling?...

Csiki Pihenőkert, Csiki Garden (HU)

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...

La haute-Ile (FR)

The archaeological open-air museum "La Haute-Île" is managed by the Cultural Heritage Office of the “Département de la Seine-Saint-Denis” in France. Two full time employees and five part time employees work in La Haute-Île. It is integrated in a 160,55 acres wide landscape park...

Camp d'Aprenentage de la Noguera (CAT)

The educational Parc Arqueològic de Sant Llorenç de Montgai in Catalonia is an educational and leisure installation designed by the CEPAP (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) to bring schoolchildren and families closer to prehistoric ways of life...

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