History of technical theatre is an intrinsical part of the working field of technical theatre as a technical-artistic practice and especially of the thin line in between art and technique. What is key is the context of the means that designers and technicians use to practice their trade.
Additionally, it is clearly essential for the education and the entire sector that know its own professional history in the context of the development of the identity of the students as professionals. There exist no complete course materials at this moment.
The Expertise Centre for Technical Theatre adds to the conservation and researching of the history of technical theatre and has challenged itself with the following:
- researching the history of technical theatre from a technical-artistic point of view
- developing tools and course materials on the history of technical theatre
- creating awareness in the sector and the broader society
- supporting heritage-related activities