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Getting Yesterday Right Interpreting the Heritage of Wales

by J. Geraint Jenkins

Getting Yesterday Right Interpreting the Heritage of Wales Synopsis

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.

Getting Yesterday Right Interpreting the Heritage of Wales Press Reviews

His survey of a wide range of heritage sites has a much wider significance than simply for the Principality. -Teaching History . . . a lively informative polemic . . . which will be essential reading for anyone interested in tracing the origins, state and direction of the Heritage Game in Wales . . . J. Geraint Jenkins has made, with this enjoyable and vivacious set of essays, not the least of his contributions towards getting yesterday right. -Journal of the Society for the Interpretation of Britain''s Heritage No one could be better qualified to write a book on interpreting the heritage of Wales than J. Geraint Jenkins . . . he expertly demonstrates what the reader should expect from his museums . . . his judgement is always informed by his expert detailed knowledge of artefacts and customs. And he is constantly thought-provoking, often voicing what few others would dare articulate . . .Jenkins does not mince his words and he writes with passion also about what needs to be done . . . -Archaelogica Cambrensis

Book Information

ISBN: 9780708311516
Publication date: 22nd July 1992
Author: J. Geraint Jenkins
Publisher: University of Wales Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 190 pages
Categories: Museology & heritage studies, Cultural studies, History: theory & methods,

About J. Geraint Jenkins

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.

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