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Companion to European Heritage Revivals

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  • Puts audience experiences up front in making concepts for new heritage revivals

  • Offers a new overview and insights on international heritage routes

  • Includes new international scope of concepts, heritage routes and examples

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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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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. The Context: Heritage Practices in Today’s Europe

  2. Revival Tools

  3. Concepts

Editors and Affiliations

  • CLUE research institute, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Linde Egberts, Koos Bosma

About the editors

Professor Dr. Koos Bosma is VU University Amsterdam, chair Architectural History and Heritage Studies and advisor of CLUE. He researched 20th century architecture and city planning, like the planning and design of the Dutch Ijsselmeerpolders and the reconstruction of the Netherlands and Europe after World War II. He mainly publishes on housing, city planning and infrastructural management, such as the Channel Tunnel, the High Speed Trains-programs in Europe and the large European airfields, theory of architecture and urban history. More recently he started studying heritage topics like the Atlantic Wall and Cold War relics.

Linde Egberts MA has a background in heritage studies and works as a researcher on projects a publications regarding European and regional heritage, identities and memories. Parallel to the development of this Companion she is preparing a dissertation at CLUE research Institute of the VU University Amsterdam. She also works on the development of a new research master programme on international heritage studies in cooperation with the University of Amsterdam.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Companion to European Heritage Revivals

  • Editors: Linde Egberts, Koos Bosma

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Humanities, Social Sciences and Law, Literature, Cultural and Media Studies (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s) 2014

  • License: CC BY-NC

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-07769-7Published: 11 August 2014

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-07770-3Published: 24 July 2014

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VIII, 336

  • Number of Illustrations: 92 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Cultural Heritage, Cultural Management

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