Models as a means to document vernacular architecture: models from the Ethnographic Exhibition kept in the collection of the National Museum of Agriculture
Models of vernacular architecture are one of the best ways for the documentation of folk buildings. However, it is necessary to be aware of the fact that those models document the buildings visually, while their construction and material are documented only insufficiently. The research on the models showed that the models are made at more quality levels which differ in the fidelity of imitation of a constructional detail or material used. Even though the models will continue to be a suitable means to document vernacular architecture, it is necessary to replenish them with other documentation methods. The future of the models consists primarily in the presentation of folk buildings.
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