How are the properties documented?

Wall decorated with posters

Any remaining furniture or decorations can tell us about personal preferences and stylistic periods.

 

Initially, so-called archival research is carried out, during which the most basic information about the property and the building history is gathered. This is later supplemented by more thorough archive studies, often in collaboration with the Southern Lolland Local History Archive.

 

Then a physical documentation is carried out. At this stage, the museum's staff prepare detailed photo documentation of the individual buildings' exterior and building details, and, to the extent that this is possible, of the interior as well. Furthermore, they measure and describe the buildings' plan and facades, any particular landscape conditions and/or urban contexts.

 

Subsequently, the most recent plot owners or any other relevant informants are interviewed. In addition to the private stories associated with the individual properties, the interviews deal partly with the informants' relation to the local area's development, and, if the people interviewed are the most recent plot owners, partly with the process of expropriation.

 

Finally, physical as well as non-physical values are linked in an analysis of the cultural heritage's and the place's significance for the interviewees' identity and association with the place, as well as their impact on both the properties and the area in connection with local history.

 

Illustration - measuring of a facade

Measuring the facade