Integrated Approach to Museology: Proposal for a Route Linking Archaeological Sites in Çanakkale, Turkey

Batirbaygil, Harun, Alves, Susana, Baser, Bahar and Torun, Ayse Ozbil (2013) Integrated Approach to Museology: Proposal for a Route Linking Archaeological Sites in Çanakkale, Turkey. In: Le Vie dei Mercanti XI Forum Internazionale di Studi, 13th - 15th June 2013, Aversa & Capri, Italy.

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Museums represent institutions connected to local communities and their cultural life. Museums are not confined to a building and its collections, but may be located in 'open-air' spaces, allowing a tangible relationship between people and the surrounding landscape to be studied. Based on this ecological understanding, we would like to apply Gambardela's idea of an "Mediterranean Museum System of Design and Applied Arts" to the Turkish context. The idea is for an integrated museum system to link different archaeological and handcraft sites along D550 road from Çanakkale to Assos. Archaeological and handcraft sites are chosen due to their heritage significance and impact on tourism in Turkey. The route from Çanakkale to Assos has been less explored in terms of tourism and poses an opportunity to work with the local government to devise sustainable interventions. An inventory of the cultural landscape as well as strategies for landscape branding will be used to promote a sustainable intervention and to serve as a catalyst for the cultural and economic transformation of that region. The paper emphasizes an action-oriented approach to museology and concludes by asserting the role of architecture and landscape design in shaping cultural heritage and tourism in a sustainable way.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: open-air museum; museology; landscape branding; archeological sites; architecture
Subjects: N800 Tourism, Transport and Travel
V400 Archaeology
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
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Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2018 11:04
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 10:04

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