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The Value and Scale of the Experimental Archaeology Approach - Conference on the Dialogue with Science (Oulu FI)

The OpenArch Project met in June 2014 in Finland. Over 50 participants discussed the value and scale of the experimental archaeology approach to studying and presenting the past. The dialogue with science is vital for archarchaeological open-air museums, both as regards to research and for presenting how we know what we know...

EXARC at the 29th general assembly of ICOM (Paris, UNESCO building)

ICOM, the International Council of Museums, is a worldwide network of museum professionals. On 3-4 June 2014 they held their annual general assembly in Paris, France. As many members of EXARC are developing themselves into professional museums, we see the benefit of becoming an affiliated organization of ICOM. ICOM organizes many activities to support the development of their 32.000 members worldwide...

Archeon best Kidsproof museum 2013, South Holland

Recently Archeon was awarded as the best kidsproof Museum 2013 of the Province South Holland, and the 3rd best kidsproof museum of the country. The ceremony took place at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

Workshop volunteers in museums

Basel: Historisches Museum, 29 January 2014
Following his presentation at the Rio ICOM Conference, the treasurer of EXARC Luc Eekhout was invited to Basel. Mrs. Marie-Paule Jungblut, the director of the four historical museums of this Swiss city, was interested in how to work with a substantial volunteer group...

EXARC Journal 2014-2 online

May 15th, the second online Issue of this year has been published. Since 2014 it is EXARC's aim to post four online issues a year. This issue contains 8 articles divided over four sections. 3 articles are open access (Mixed Matters), others are for EXARC Members only...

EXARC Journal Digest 2014 Spring

Spring of 2014 EXARC published his first EXARC Journal Digest for this year. From 2014 the planning is to have two printed issues annually. In this number we published five peer-reviewed articles and six Mixed Matters articles. It also includes several small book reviews. All articles come from EXARC's online issues. Three of the articles are directly related to OpenArch.

EXARC Journal 2014/1 ready

We now published the first online EXARC Journal of 2014:

It contains 16 articles divided over four sections, 6 articles are open access (Mixed Matters), others are for EXARC Members only. It includes 5 articles from the 7th UK EU Conference in Cardiff 2013.

2nd Interim report on its way

With three out of five years of the OpenArch behind us, also most of the work is done. We still have four conferences ahead of us, and many products to be made. The eleven partners of OpenArch are looking back, working on the 2nd interim report for Brussels. They will mention what they did, when and with whom they did it, how much time and money they spent and what the results were. The OpenArch Operational manager will then compile a full report which goes to Brussels soon. If Brussels agrees, this will mean we can continue on the chosen road, with a new part of the EU funding.

Stone Age DVD out

Kierikki Stone Age Centre, with partners, produced a film telling a Stone Age story about the harsh living conditions back then. The film "Sun Stone" was recorded in 2013 and is a beautiful way of explaining Stone Age - a child's growth story in and around a Stone Age settlement - in 16 minutes...

Megalithic Routes, a European Cultural Route

January 2014, Stone Age Park Dithmarschen, Germany, joined the international society “Megalithic Routes” and is allowed to now use the phrase “Cultural Route of the Council of Europe”. The Stone Age Park is member of EXARC.


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