A1 Journal article (refereed)
Experiencing Authenticity at Alvar Aalto’s Experimental House (2021)

Malmisalo-Lensu, A.-M. (2021). Experiencing Authenticity at Alvar Aalto’s Experimental House. Nordisk museologi, 31(1), 23-39. https://doi.org/10.5617/nm.8822

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Malmisalo-Lensu, Anne-Maija

Journal or series: Nordisk museologi

ISSN: 1103-8152

eISSN: 2002-0503

Publication year: 2021

Publication date: 31/05/2021

Volume: 31

Issue number: 1

Pages range: 23-39

Publisher: Umeå universitet

Publication country: Sweden

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5617/nm.8822

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/76318


Experiences of authenticity are studied at Alvar Aalto’s Experimental House – today a modern house museum – which has gone through renovations and changes. Visitors were interviewed to find out how they feel about the authenticity of the place, if the changes affect their experience of authenticity, and if they share the same opinions. A review of the literature on the concept of authenticity is carried out and its implications for museum contexts is considered, and then the research questions are answered by analysing 30 interviews of visitors to the Experimental House.

Keywords: genuineness; authenticity; house museums; architecture; buildings; experience (enjoyment); experiences (knowledge); cultural tourism

Free keywords: authentic experience; visitor experience; museum experience; modern house museum; architect’s house; architectural tourism; Aalto, Alvar

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2021

JUFO rating: 1

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