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Visitor Attraction Management
Pages 7 (1757 words)
Comparing Two Visitor Attractions Auschwitz State Museum and US Holocaust Memorial Museum Table of Contents Table of Contents 2 1.Introduction 2 2.Reinvention, Representation and Public Perception of the Museum 3 5.Conclusions 8 References 8 1. Introduction Memorials and museums are visitor attractions that serve as public repositories of the past events and remembrance, each of which is inculcated with its distinct inevitable nature of memory (Young, 1988).
This comparative essay will discuss the contradictory roles of these museums in forming the general perceptions of the people about the holocaust as both these museums provide the knowledge about the holocaust. This paper is divided in to two sections. The first section depicts the correlation between the evolving forms, functions ad role of the museum in explaining and remembering the past events. Specifically, this section will describe that how the holocaust has been explained through the layout, architecture, content and methodologies used in these museums. On the other hand, the second section of this paper identifies the issues specific to the portrayals of the holocaust as it outlines the difficulties encountered in the presentation of the pertinent ending to the holocaust and the problems related to the geographical and political context of the museum. 2. Reinvention, Representation and Public Perception of the Museum The contribution of the museum in developing the public perception of the holocaust (in the context of this essay) or any other historical event must be considered as the change in the perception and objective of the museum itself. ...
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