The Landscape Guide

16.33 Museum parks

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If shipbuilding comes to an end in an old shipbuilding town, the industry could be celebrated in a park rather than a museum. Instead of making it a folksy or teacherly project, it could be a serious work of art, like Trajan's Column or the Assyrian wall carvings. It would be delightful to have a park that was rich in words, myths, stories, legends, deeds of heroism. The history of a people can be written in its outdoor space. Social and industrial history is just as important as the history of battles and kings.