How are the properties documented?
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.
Measuring the facade