In the last decades, moving images have become a common feature not only in art museums, but also in a wide range of institutions devoted to the conservation and transmission of memory. This paper focuses on the role of audio-visuals in the exhibition design of history and memory museums, arguing that they are privileged means to achieve the spectacular effects and the visitors’ emotional and “experiential” engagement that constitute the main objective of contemporary museums. I will discuss this topic through the concept of “cinematic attraction,” claiming that when embedded in displays, films and moving images often produce spectacular mises en scène with immersive effects, creating wonder and astonishment, and involving visitors on an emotional, visceral and physical level. Moreover, I will consider the diffusion of audio-visual witnesses of real or imaginary historical characters, presented in Phantasmagoria-like displays that simulate ghostly and uncanny apparitions, creating an ambiguous and often problematic coexistence of truth and illusion, subjectivity and objectivity, facts and imagination.
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The study deals with the possibility of exploring the La Tène swords and choosing the appropriate method of conservation intervention. The published results are based on an internal grant from the National Museum running between 2015 and 2016, which was closely focused on "The Exploration of Celtic Iron Arms from the Archaeological Collection of the National Museum" and which involved 67 items. The purpose of the internal grant was to find and to map hidden decorations or other structural elements on the La Tène swords that had been preserved in the past. Preferred were the preserved swords with unremoved layers of anti-corrosion products, whereby there is a greater presumption of the occurrence of the above-mentioned elements than when the cleaning of swords was specifically of a chemical nature.
The article is a brief description of the content and the objectives of a joint project that is entitled „The Analysis, Description and Archiving of Comprehensive Information concerning the properties of Cultural Heritage Artifacts and the Usage of such Data during Restoration, Conservation and Research“ that is carried out at various departments of the National Museum and of the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and of the Faculty of Arts of Charles University within the Applied Research and Development of National and Cultural Identity Programme (NAKI) that is funded by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic. It also provides some examples of the results that were achieved during the first year of the project.
Usually state castles and châteaux in the Czech Republic take advantage of traditional guiding services for their public presentation, together with interior monument installations and allusive exhibitions. Exceptions are those monuments the current exhibitions in which follow- up on the pre-war family museums or on the presentations of family collections. Lately, however, the museum and gallery educational presentations of historical interiors are promoted in the form of free tours even in this area1. One example of the application of this concept is represented by the large premises of the National Heritage State Castle and Château in Bečov nad Teplou. To understand the specifics of the chosen solution, however, a more comprehensive excursion is required both into the history of this monument and to the approaches applied there previously.
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College of Natural Resources and Environment has consistently been recognized as a leading program in North America and as the nation’s best for studying natural resources and conservation (USA Today, 2015, 2017; Virginia Tech News, 2016 ). It thus presents an exemplary site of academic practice with implications for other sites of similar institutional portfolio or academic profile. Uniquely positioned within the college, the Center for Natural Resources Assessment and Decision Support engages in translational work of assessing the complex dynamics of changing land