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Mostly open-air museum is applied to museums that specialize in the collection and re-erection of multiple old buildings at large outdoor sites, usually in settings of re-created landscapes of the past and often include living history.
They may therefore be described as building museums.
European open-air museums tended to be originally in regions where wooden architecture prevailed, as wooden structures may be trans-located without substantial loss of authenticity. Common to all open-air museums, including the earliest ones of the 19th century, is the teaching of the history of everyday living by people from all segments of society.
Origins[ edit ] A view of Skansenthe first open-air museum, in c. The first proponent of the idea was the Swiss thinker Charles de Bonstetten and was based on a visit to an exhibit of peasant costumes in the park of Frederiksborg Castle in Denmark.
Most open-air museums concentrate on rural culture. However, since the opening of the first town museum, The Old Town in AarhusDenmark in town culture has also become a scope of open-air museums. In many cases new town quarters are being constructed in existing rural culture museums.
North American innovations[ edit ] Traditional buildings in Colonial Williamsburg The North American open-air museum, more commonly called a living history museum, had a different, slightly later origin than the European, and the visitor experience is different.
What tends to differentiate the North American from the European model is the approach to interpretation. In Europe, the tendency is to usually focus on the buildings.
In North America, many open-air museums include interpreters who dress in period costume and conduct period crafts and everyday work. The objective is immersion, using exhibits so that visitors can experience the specific culture, environment or historical period using the physical senses.
Performance and historiographic practices at American living museums have been critiqued in the past several years by scholars in anthropology and theater for creating false senses of authenticity and accuracy, and for neglecting to bear witness to some of the darker aspects of the American past e.
Even before such critiques were published, sites such as Williamsburg and others had begun to add more interpretation of difficult history.The official website of the U.S.
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An open-air museum (or open air museum) is a museum that exhibits collections of buildings and artifacts out-of-doors. They are also frequently known as museums of buildings or folk museums..
The concept of an open-air museum originated in Scandinavia in the late 19th century and spread widely.
A comprehensive history of the open-air museum as an idea and institution can be found in Swedish.
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