The success story began in Scandinavia - open-air museums have been inspiring audiences for 125 years. This type of museum is still one of the most attractive forms of presentation for culture and nature. The Association of European Open Air Museums was founded in 1966 and represents around 100 museum experts from larger and national open air museums. What does this network look like and how has the association become what it represents today? What motivated the generation of founders? It is worth taking a look at the history of the association, because it also shows the development of the open-air museums in general.
With contributions from Stefan Baumeier (†), Thomas Bloch Ravn, Jan Carstensen, Miklós Cseri, Adriaan de Jong, Katarina Frost, Josef Mangold, Katrin Rieder, Jan A.M.F. Vaessen, Henrik Zipsane
50 Years Association of European Open-Air Museums / 50 Jahre Verband Europäischer Freilichtmuseen. Published by Jan Carstensen und Katharina Frost. Münster (Waxmann) 2016. – 210 pages, ISBN 978-3-8309-3420-2, price: 34,90 €