What are open air museums?

Open Air Museums

An open-air museum is a distinct type of museum exhibiting its collections out-of-doors. The first open-air museums were established in Scandinavia towards the end of the nineteenth century, and the concept soon spread throughout Europe and North America. Open-air museums are variously known as skansen, museums of buildings and folk museums. A more recent form is the Ecomuseum, which originated in France. A comprehensive history of the open-air museum as idea and institution can be found in Swedish museologist Sten Rentzhog's 2007 book Open Air Museums: The History and Future of a Visionary Idea.

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Folk Museums - European Origins
... The earliest open-air museum appeared in Scandinavia in the late 19th century ... of the by then well-established indoor type of museum ... Precursors of open-air museums were the "exotic" pavilions, "antique" temples, "ancient ruins" and "peasant cottages" to be found in 18th century landscape ...
Folk Museums
... An open-air museum is a distinct type of museum exhibiting its collections out-of-doors ... The first open-air museums were established in Scandinavia towards the end of the nineteenth century, and the concept soon spread throughout Europe and North America ... Open-air museums are variously known as skansen, museums of buildings and folk museums ...

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