DROBNÁ SAKRÁLNA ARCHITEKTÚRA AKO PRVOK KULTÚRNEHO DEDIČSTVA V DOKUMENTÁCII MÚZEÍ
Minor sacral architecture as a part of cultural heritage in museum documentation
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This paper examines closely the role of minor sacral architecture (such as crucifixes on the side of road typical for rural Slovakia or statues of patron saints in village and town squares) in the preservation of the cultural heritage of Slovakia in general and its religious and ethnic minorities in particular. We focus on the difficulties associated with the research into and documentation of these objects such as those associated with their semi-permanent nature. Then we outline the need for the comprehensive survey of minor sacral architecture due to its importance in the documentation of the history and cultural of local communities focusing on their ethnic, confessional, geographic and artistic context. Some Slovak museums have begun to take concrete steps in that effort and we will briefly describe a specific part of it which involves the compilation of a database of these objects.
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