Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-8
  2. The Context: Heritage Practices in Today’s Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Linde Egberts
      Pages 11-30 Open Access
    3. Linde Egberts
      Pages 31-51 Open Access
    4. Linde Egberts
      Pages 53-70 Open Access
  3. Revival Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Jasper Visser
      Pages 73-93 Open Access
    3. Connie Veugen
      Pages 95-111 Open Access
    4. Mijke Pol
      Pages 113-130 Open Access
    5. Nina Schücker, Jan van Helt
      Pages 131-149 Open Access
    6. Peter Van der Plaetsen
      Pages 151-167 Open Access
    7. Joske Houtkamp, Arnoud de Boer, Henk Kramer
      Pages 169-188 Open Access
    8. Felix van Veldhoven
      Pages 189-205 Open Access
    9. Minke Walda
      Pages 207-268 Open Access
  4. Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269
    2. Linde Egberts
      Pages 271-290 Open Access
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 293-344

About this book


Are you organising an international heritage project? Turning a so-called 'heritage revival' into a meaningful experience for the general public can be a challenge to historians, archaeologists, museum conservators and tourism professionals alike. This Companion to European Heritage Revivals offers inspiration and new ideas to those who want to engage a large, international audience in activities which bring the past to life. It offers a critical examination of the field’s basic concepts and discusses a vast array of 'heritage revival tools', including games, historical re-enactments, 3D-visualisations, films, television documentaries, spatial designs and, most importantly, international heritage routes. Through many case studies, this book demonstrates how various aspects of heritage can be effectively presented by linking historical places and landscapes in a single revival to create a multifaceted but coherent whole. Above all, it shows the exceptional success achieved by projects which consistently focus on creating meaningful experiences together with individual users.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Linde Egberts
    • 1
  • Koos Bosma
    • 1
  1. 1.CLUE research instituteVU University AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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