Experimental Cultural Heritage is a new approach to working with heritage in the landscape, without hierarchies, together with different interpreters in the surrounding community and with other entrances to the collective memories than the institutionalised.
The aim is to engage artists, archaeologists and heritage workers to inspire each other and the community, to enrich and renew perspectives on local heritage. Museums and other cultural heritage institutions might play a rather different role in people's lives and their forming of identities and history through this experimental approach.
If cultural heritage museums and institutions work more as
places for expression, experimentation and exhibition than
as mere hosting institutions for traditional collection and
display, we can serve the public in a more useful way. Through
the combination of artistic and archaeological or historical
experimentation with cultural heritage in the landscape, we
might be able to safeguard a living heritage.