On Tuesday 7th November at 12:00 (12:15 start) there will be a special lecture entitled ”Reflections on Ecomuseums: theory and practice” by Professor Peter Davis of Newcastle University. The lecture takes place at the University of Helsinki city centre campus in Metsätalo (Unioninkatu 40), Sali 4. All are welcome!
Ecomuseum philosophy and practices have been adopted as a process of conserving and utilising heritage in many countries. In this talk Peter Davis will outline the history and geographical spread of the phenomenon, describe ecomuseum theory and principles, and provide examples of ecomuseum practice within and beyond Europe. He will critically explore these examples to assess their successes (and failures) and reflect on how ecomuseums might contribute to safeguarding a range of heritages and support sustainable development through cultural tourism.