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Posted in Reviews by Dan Holbrow on April 19th, This review s Peter Davis’ book, Ecomuseums: A Sense of Placeis the first in a two-part story about ecomuseums.

Ecomuseums: A Sense of Place: Peter Davis: Continuum

Part 2 will look at the potential of ecomuseums in Saskatchewan. In the barrios of Rio and Mexico City, in the slums of Dakar, in the suburbs of Montreal and Paris, in the former industrial heartlands of France and Sweden, in declining rural areas in Italy, Spain and Canada, in remote ethnic villages in China, the ecomuseum has proved to be a flexible concept that has brought pride and energy back into communities.


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Ecomuseums often don’t look much like traditional museums. This makes them a source of interest, but also, sometimes, a source of confusion.

Ecomuseums: A Sense of Place (Exploring Ecomuseums, Part 1)

A Sense of Place. In it, I snese the definitions, case studies, and ideas I needed to make sense of the ecomuseums movement—and to appreciate the potential for ecomuseums right here in Saskatchewan.

There are hundreds of ecomuseums around the world, from Brittany to Pretoria, Taiwan to Vegreville. Some are complex, integrated institutions; others are loose networks of community stakeholders.

On the surface, it can be hard to see what ecomuseums have in common.

But amid all that diversity, we find some features again and again. Davis refers to twenty-one key principles or indicators that are selectively shared by most ecomuseums, including characteristics like:.


With foundational principles like these see p. They overlap with other hot topics in community development like cultural landscapes and creative placemaking; but more importantly, they tend to work towards empowering local communities to preserve what they value, and engage with change on their own terms.


At their best, ecomuseums provide a framework for stakeholders to work together to define and protect the things that make them who they are. The principles apply pretty broadly—and so does this book. Ecomusejms stories and case studies will be useful and interesting for anyone engaged in ceomuseums community development.

Could Saskatchewan be on the edge of a surge of interest in ecomuseums? It looks that way.

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