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Seminar: St Fagans conference on managing archaeological open-air musums

The St Fagans conference took place from 25 - 29 May 2015, including travel days. The conference was attended by over 90 people (including 47 demonstrator stalls at the craft festival), and was supported by staff from five Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales venues.

Butser attends OpenArch Conference in Wales

A team of three members of staff from Butser Ancient Farm, long time EXARC member and an example to many others, attended the OpenArch Conference in Wales. EXARC organised the visit following an initiative by St Fagans.

EXARC article: Access to Cultural Heritage Sites for All

The purpose of Universal Design is to increase people’s opportunities to participate in society through the design of products, services, methods of communication, buildings and built-up spaces that are accessible to as many as possible.

New experimental roof in areas G and F ("The Amphorae House") of La Ciutadella Ibèrica of Calafell

One of the main challenges concerning management at La Ciutadella Ibèrica is the maintenance of the reconstructions. The climate conditions affect the structures so every year is necessary to plan a repair campaign.

Proceedings-Book about Archaeology and Crafts published

The book "Archaeology and Crafts - Experiences and Experiments on traditional skills and handicrafts in Archaeological Open Air Museum ins Europe" sums up the results of the International Conference in Albersdorf in autumn 2013...

2015-3 EXARC Journal Online published

With Summer ending and a bit later than planned EXARC published its third online Journal this year. We prepared 8 articles this time, of which 2 are open access. Other 6 are peer-reviewed and cover four different areas.

EXARC article: Making Butser Ancient Farm More Accessible

EXARC's idea is to showcase several of its members in how they meet special needs from their visitors regarding for example accessibillity. This article in the EXARC Journal describes how Butser Ancient Farm meets these needs.

Cordage experiment at La Ciutadella Ibèrica de Calafell


In June 2014, during the OpenArch conference in Kierikki (Finland), the delegates from the Department of Archaeology of the University of Exeter chaired a session about collaboration possibilities within the OpenArch partners linked to the workpackage the Dialogue with Science.

They prepared protocols on some aspects for a joint experimentation. La Ciutadella Ibèrica de Calafell was especially interested to collaborate in an experiment related to cordage with vegetal fibres.