Wallachian Open Air Museum Rožnov pod Radhoštěm www.vmp.cz OPEN AIR MUSEUM AND VERNACULAR CULTURE IN NEW FORMS OF PRESENTATION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE SUPPORTED BY A GRANT FROM EEA/NORVAY One of the priority areas of the Norwegian Financial Mechanism is conservation of the European cultural heritage. • On February 22, 2007, the EEA Financial Mechanism Committee and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affair sapproved realization of the project submitted by the Wallachian Open-Air Museum in Rožnov pod Radh. With eligible costs of: 3159 847EUR • 85% of costs (2 685 870 EUR) will be covered from contributions of the EEA/Norwegian Financial Mechanism. • 15% of costs (473 977 EUR) will be covered from contributions from the Czech Ministry of Culture. Objective of this project is documentation, conservation and presentation of the traditional folk culture manifestation • To meet this objective, there have been specified the following goals: • Completion of the exposition areas. • Gradual increase of number of visitors. • Increase of attractiveness of expositions by utilization of new forms of the collection presentation (active participation of visitors, multimedia presentation...). • To assure goals of the project, there will be realized extensive ethnographic researches. • To assure goals of the project, there will be realized extensive ethnographic researches. • To improve quality of care of the collection objects, there will be built a conservation and restoration workplace oriented to preservation of timbered buildings and treatment of the collection objects, which enables their skilful conservation and reinstallation in both the old and the new exposition objects. • In the current buildings, there will be refurbished the electronic fire-protection and security system, which will be linked to all the new buildings. In the new rooms of "Sušák", there will be realized a permanent exposition named The Little Town under Radhošť Mountain. The Wallachian Village • The Wallachian Village will comprise homesteads transferred from Nový Hrozenkov and Velké Karlovice Jezerné, in which a new exposition of cartage service will be established. A replica of the Tolerance Protestant Church from Huslenky will be built according to the documentation of Dusan Jurkovic of 1892. Using documentation from the end of the 19th century provided by the municipality of Velké Karlovice, there will be realized a construction of the village school. In addition, area of the Wallachian Village will be complemented with a collection of buildings comprising a municipal tavern and a shop with butchery according to the documentation elaborated on the basis of ethnographical surveys in the Zděchov municipality. Homestead of Carter from Velké Karlovice Farmstead from Nový Hrozenkov no. 60 Tavern with grocery from Zděchov School from Velké Karlovice Miloňov Tolerance Protestant Church from Huslenky Little Wooden Town • As for the Little Wooden Town, there will be accomplished redevelopment of its oldest object the Vašek's Tavern, which originates from 1628. The object Janík's Barn will be fitted with the audio-visual technology for presentation of the programs utilizing the rich documentation of the spiritual traditions of the region, especially from the area of the vernacular culture, folk music, songs, mythology, ceremonies and customs. Little Wooden Town Mill Valley • In the area of Mill Valley, there will be completed construction of the farming buildings at the water mill from the Velké Karlovice village. Homestead from Trojanovice, campanile and smithy will be constructed as new objects on the basis of ethnographical research of the Wallachian museum workers. So-called Live House exposition will be built up in the replica of barn from Velké Karlovice. There will be located handicraft workshop here, which will be equipped with accessories for training and presentation of the handicraft processing of natural materials with the traditional techniques. The groups of visitors will have an occasion to try on some traditional handicrafts in their own hands. Residential house from Trojanovice Smithy from Horní Lideč Farmstead from Velké Karlovice Live house Campanile from Dolní Bečva Replacement Implementation of a new a conservation and restoration workplace Exposition - Townlet under the Radhost Hill Educational programmes • The conseption of educational programmes for children from kindergardens, primary, grammar schools and other visitors of the museum was processed in 2009. It dealt with using all buildings of the museum. The newest exhibition of The Town under Radhost was opened in December 2010. The main purpose of this conseption was the usage of all these places for educational programmes. Our exhibition is unusual for using the newest technologies of an informational transmission with a possibility of interactive teaching. This conseption has been realizing at the present time. Partnership • This project includes Partnership between the Wallachian Open-Air Museum and the Norwegian Institute of the Folk Handicrafts (NHU - Norsk Handverks-utvikling), which is a part of the Open-Air Museum Maihaugen. • This cooperation is oriented to the sphere of the conservation and presentation of the folk handicrafts and to the experience exchange in the area of preservation of collections and objects of the folk architecture. Thank you very much for your attention.