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Workshops on basketry and flint at Exeter University

We would like to inform you about the two workshops this term at Exeter University on basketry (rush willow and other materials) and flintknapping. It is meant for OpenArch Partners.

EAC9 Dublin and EXARC AGM

Together with UCD & INHP we enjoyed a wonderful conference in Dublin 15-18 January 2015. Over 200 delegates from almost 30 countries and a variety of backgrounds joined for three days of lectures, workshops and excursions revolving around experimental archaeology. Of course we also spent one day at an archaeological open-air museum, the Irish National Heritage Park.

Three good reasons to join ICOM

EXARC is an affiliated Organisation to ICOM, the global federation of museums and museum professionals. There are dozens of good reasons to join ICOM. Here the three most important ones...

Online Journal Issue 2014/4 published

On November 15th we published our fourth online issue of the EXARC Journal this year. You can find it at The Journal 2014-4 contains 10 articles. Several articles about experimentation with pottery, an article on logboats at Butser Ancient Farm, several interviews and book reviews. In total 7 articles are Open Access...

EXARC Journal Digest 2014 Autumn printed

Soon you will have in your hands our second Digest of the year. We are getting used to the new rhythm and hope that our readers find the new format of four issues yearly and two printed Digests satisfactory. In this Digest we bring you our choice of abridged articles, this time from issues 2014/2 and 2014/3. In total 11 articles and a few book reviews...

The dialogue with visitors - international conference in Serbia

October 2014, a few dozen EXARC members and other colleagues met in Viminacium, Serbia. This was the 8th conference of OpenArch and the theme was "The Impact of the Dialogue with Visitors on Management in Archaeological Open-Air Museums". Staging this meeting in Serbia offered the chance for many colleagues from Serbia itself and surrounding countries like Macedonia...

EXARC Journal 2012 goes open access

A promise is a promise: all members’ only articles of our Journal go open access after two years! Now it is time for the material dating to winter 2012. Four articles receive special attention. We discuss Etruscan ceramics and female labour, the state of experimental archaeology in Switzerland; Authenticity is Fiction (?) and living history in Denmark...

Parco Montale celebrating its 10th anniversary with numerous events

Spring 2014, events at the Terramara Park of Montale were dedicated to the 10th birthday were a success. Those attracted 4,300 people raising the total number of visitors since 2004 to 170,000. September 14, the Park opens the Autumn season with a program of events and demonstrations of ancient techniques which the inhabitants of the terramare were very experienced at, as the archaeological finds prove.

Third online Journal Issue of 2014 published

We just published our EXARC Journal 2014/3. It contains 9 article, of which 5 Mixed Matters (open to all), and 4 peer-reviewed: it includes 3 articles from the 8th UK EA Conference Oxford 2014. Please check: From 2014 we will publish 4 online Issues. Last one of 2014 is to be expected by November 15th.

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...


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