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This work argues that the heritage of Wales is being exploited and cheapened by the creation of tourist experiences which trade on nostalgia. It calls for integrity and authenticity in the interpretation of Welsh heritage, emphasizing the need for careful selection of sites and artefacts. The text is essentially a survey from which implications not only for the development of museums and interpretative centres in Wales but also for other parts of the United Kingdom. It should be of interest to all those who work in the heritage industry , to their public and to anyone concernbed about the way in which the past is being presented.
|Publication date:||22nd July 1992|
|Author:||J. Geraint Jenkins|
|Publisher:||University of Wales Press|
|Categories:||Museology & heritage studies, Cultural studies, History: theory & methods,|
J. Geraint Jenkins was a Maritime historian and the curator of Welsh Folk Museum (now the National History Museum) at St Fagans and of the Welsh Industrial and Maritime Museum.More About J. Geraint Jenkins