UK’s Museum of the Year 2019年英國 「年度博物館獎」

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由重建的多個古建築組成的威爾士博物館被評為 2019 年英國 「年度博物館」。「聖法根(St Fagans):自然歷史博物館」 從其它四個競爭者中脫穎而出,贏得了十萬英鎊的獎金。

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St Fagans National Museum of History might be just off the M4 (motorway) near Cardiff but it is a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of 21st Century life.

雖然聖法根就位於卡迪夫附近的 M4 高速公路旁,但它與 21 世紀喧鬧嘈雜的生活相去甚遠。

Set in 100 acres of parkland, it is home to over 50 relocated, re-erected historic Welsh buildings that act as time capsules, revealing the cultural and social history of the country – from an Iron Age farmstead to a 1940s prefab bungalow.

這所博物館坐落於 100 英畝的綠地上,聚集了 50 多個經過搬遷及重建的威爾士歷史建築,這些建築把具有時代特徵的文物凝聚、定格,展現了威爾士地區的文化和社會史 —— 從鐵器時代的農舍到四十年代的活動平房。

The Museum of the Year panel was particularly impressed by the approach St Fagans took to its recently completed £30M redevelopment, which involved collaborating with many thousands of visitors and volunteers to create what the judges described as: 「one of the most welcoming and engaging museums anywhere in the UK.」

讓 「年度博物館獎」 評審專家小組印象最深刻的是,聖法根近期完成了耗資三千萬英鎊的重建項目,包括與成千上萬名遊客及志願者合作,共同創造了被評審們稱作 「最熱情好客、最具吸引力的博物館之一」。

1. 詞彙

a million miles away 相去甚遠
hustle and bustle 喧囂嘈雜、熙熙攘攘
relocated 被重新安置
time capsules 封藏特定時代文物的 「時間膠囊」
social history 社會史
farmstead 農舍及附近的建築群
prefab bungalow 預製活動平房
panel 專家小組
collaborating 合作、協作
engaging 吸引人的

2. 閱讀理解:請在讀完上文後,回答下列問題 。

1. True or false? St Fagans museum is located a million miles away from Cardiff.

2. Which time period in history does this museum focus on?

3. Who helped to redevelop the museum?

4. How many historic buildings were moved to the museum and put on display?

3. 答案

1. True or false? St Fagans museum is located a million miles away from Cardiff.
False. St Fagans is located close to the city of Cardiff but feels like it is a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of 21st Century life.

2.  Which time period in history does this museum focus on?
Buildings for all time periods are on display, from an Iron Age farmstead to a1940s prefab bungalow.

3. Who helped to redevelop the museum?
Thousands of visitors and volunteers collaborated (worked together) to help redevelop the museum.

4. How many historic buildings were moved to the museum and put on display?
Over 50 historic Welsh buildings were relocated and re-erected at the museum.