ETMA115 Open-air Museums

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2022
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. PhDr. Daniel Drápala, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Daniel Drápala, Ph.D.
Department of European Ethnology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Martina Maradová
Supplier department: Department of European Ethnology - Faculty of Arts
Tue 16:00–17:40 J31
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 7 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The course focuses on problems protection of folk culture, history of open-air musems, elemental theories going to building open-air museums and its working today.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students should be able to understand the specifics of open-air museums, their main development periods and metamorphoses of the open-air museum construction concepts, relationship between those museums and the monument preservation, their basic principles of functioning, the typology of the open-air museums, and their ways of presentation. Students should be able to apply the acquired knowledge to individual open-air museums and specific sub-issues.
  • introduction, terminology used, typology of open-air museums,
  • historical preconditions, predecessors of open-air museums,
  • beginnings of open-air museums in Europe (A. Haselius, Skansen, Scandinavian countries) and in Central Europe,
  • projects of national open-air museums, development of the conservation concept and the open-air museum concept,
  • open-air museums of local history built and planned in the Czech Republic,
  • other types of open-air museums in the CR,
  • types of folk culture presentation in open-air museums,
  • open-air museum as a laboratory of traditional technologies,
  • models of conceptual plan and scenario development in open-air museum
    recommended literature
  • Národopisná muzea v přírodě. Teoretická a metodická východiska k realizaci. Rožnov pod Radhoštěm 1981, 56 s.
  • RENTZHOG, Sten. Open air museums : the history and future of a visionary idea. Translated by Skans Victoria Airey. [Stockholm]: Carlssons, 2007. xii, 530. ISBN 9789179482084. info
  • Evropská muzea v přírodě. Photo by Jiří Langer. Vyd. 1. Praha: Baset, 2005. 895 s. ISBN 8073400693. info
  • Československá muzea v přírodě. Edited by Jiří Langer - Jaroslav Štika. Vyd. 1. Martin: Osveta, 1989. 160, [14]. ISBN 8021700394. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, class discussion, excursions, homeworks, reading.
Assessment methods
Semestr paper, participation in excursions (min. 1), examination.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020.
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