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Title: Eric W. Dunlop (1910-1974) and the Teaching of Traditional Culture in New England
Contributor(s): Ryan, John S  (author)
Publication Date: 1999
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Abstract: "A folk museum is concerned with the daily life and work of people in past ages. For instance, Experiment Farm Cottage at Parramatta, NSW, is intended to catch the atmosphere of a well-to-do gentleman's home in colonial days, and the Museum of Education at Armidale, NSW, recreates a classroom of the last century to show the conditions in which children were then taught." These words come from the authoritative article on Folk Museums in Australia, published posthumously as a perspective on a remarkable and by then national movement for which the writer, Eric Dunlop, could have claimed considerable personal credit. Styling such displays, usually in historic and appropriate buildings, as 'more-specialised' than usual museums, Dunlop then argued that 'more comprehensive folk museums aim at a wider overall view of lifestyle, work, hobbies and pastimes, continuing: "The display must attempt seriously to answer such questions, either by realistic recreation of period rooms and buildings or by orderly arrangement of material in sections displaying various aspects of the past."
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Armidale and District Historical Society Journal and Proceedings (42), p. 57-68
Publisher: Armidale and District Historical Society
Place of Publication: Armidale, Australia
ISSN: 0084-6732
Field of Research (FOR): 200208 Migrant Cultural Studies
210202 Heritage and Cultural Conservation
200201 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 950199 Arts and Leisure not elsewhere classified
950303 Conserving Collections and Movable Cultural Heritage
930402 School/Institution Community and Environment
HERDC Category Description: C2 Non-Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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