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EXARC Newsletter, Number 2016/06

The EAA Conference in Vilnius

The EAA Conference in Vilnius

The annual conference of the European Association of Archaeologists takes place  31 August – 4 September 2016 in Vilnius (LT). There are dozens of sessions but two sessions stand out:
TH1-29 Visualizing the Past. Exploring Meaningful Approaches in Interpreting the Archaeological Record through Illustrations and Reconstructions
TH6-16 Experimental archaeology: techniques and technologies
Often, reconstruction and experiment also play a role in other sessions as well. Please let us know if you are attending the meeting in Vilnius and maybe EXARC members can meet informally. More information:

ICOM Milano

ICOM Conference in Milan

Early July 2016, about 3,000 museum professionals convened in Milan (IT) for a packed program with loads of presentations, workshops and excursions. The theme was “Museums and Cultural Landscapes” – a very fitting starting point for EXARC and its open-air museums. EXARC joined lectures from the Committee Museums & PR (MPR). Returning points of attention were the role of museums in their community, storytelling, doing GOOD research and remaining in contact with those who have once visited your museum. More here  HERE


EXARCs bibliography temporarily offline

One of the first steps toward a new EXARC website will be moving the Bibliography on experimental archaeology and archaeological open-air museums away to the United States (tDAR) where we will change into a large repository. All 11,000 entries we have to start with will be re-edited manually, we will add files where we can find them and while we are at it, we will include more entries. Long time EXARC staff member  Jodi Flores will coordinate this with the help of several volunteers.
We will take the bibliography off line while we are migrating to a new system.  Please contact us if you need to search the bibliography anyway and we will help.

New address? Please tell us

One of the few moments when we reach out to ALL EXARC members by mail is when we send our EXARC Journal. Every time we do this however, some packages are returned to us because the address we used was old and we were not told the new address. It is expensive for EXARC to forward the packages to the new-right addresses so please let us know when you moved to another postal address or if we need to change the address where we send invoices to, like for your membership fees.

With regards,

Dr Roeland Paardekooper, EXARC Director