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18th EXARC meeting, Modena 2012

On April 14, the EXARC AGM took place at Parco Montale in Italy. This AGM took place in the shoulder of a large bronze casting workshop with participants from over 8 countries. 2011 was the first time EXARC's finances were handled by a registered accountant - needed because of the increasing responsibilities in EXARC. 2011 saw a successful relaunch of EXARCs Journal and...

Welcome two new partners in OpenArch

At the third OpenArch meeting, in Modena in April 2012, we were finally able to meet with the two new OpenArch partners in person: representatives from Viminacium, Serbia and from the University of Exeter, UK came over to meet. In preparing their participation to OpenArch, the Management Team had already met them, but none of the partners knew either Exeter or Viminacium...

OpenArch complete again with 11 partners

When last year two partners dropped out of OpenArch (see here and here for more details), it was up to the Management Team to find replacing partners. We have spoken with over a dozen seriously interested museums and in December we paid a visit to two of them. Now, early spring we can gladly announce most paperwork is behind us and the OpenArch Partnership is complete again...

Open Archaeology, a world to discover

There are plenty archaeological open-air museums out there, and plenty of literature on experiments – too much to keep up really. Thanks to OpenArch, a Culture Project running until 2015, we are happy to present you a world to discover: Open Archaeology website. We have pulled some important archives, previously accessible at publicarchaeology.eu and updated the information. We have spent much work on a better search engine and other programming...

EXARC & La Ciutadella Ibérica de Calafell Visit ICOM HQ

By the end of January 2012, a delegation of four people from EXARC & La Ciutadella Ibérica de Calafell visited ICOM Headquarters in Paris. EXARC is an ICOM Affiliated Organisation, so it is important to better understand ICOM and how we can cooperate...

EXARC meeting during III OpenArch meeting in Modena (IT)

The EXARC member Museo Civico Archeologico Etnologico di Modena hosts the III OpenArch meeting. EXARC members are welcome to join in, 12 to 15 April 2012. The program includes our EXARC Annual General Meeting.
The meeting is about the Dialogue with Skills, one of the main topics in OpenArch. Core of the program is the Workshop Smiths in Bronze Age Europe...

EXARC Journal Issue 2012/1 out

Following the 2011 Digest which was published for our members by early December, we have now published the first issue of the online EXARC Journal. It contains 11 articles on archaeological open-air museums and experimental archaeology. These articles are access to members only. The third category, mixed matters is open access and contains a total of 23 articles...

Partner Search for the OpenArch Project in Full Swing

When the OpenArch Project had lost two partners, both for good reasons, it was decided to try and find at least one, preferably two new partners. One should best be from one of the new EU Member states and one should be good at experimental archaeology, not necessarily an archaeological open-air museum. Our search, led by our operational manager, led us to contact many EXARC members...

EXARC JOURNAL Digest 2011 out now

EXARC is growing to reach a wider audience and we get ever more good articles to publish. Therefore we have decided to change EuroREA into the EXARC Journal. Starting from 2012 the EXARC Journal is moving online and will be published three times a year, something which would not be possible do in print, and will reach beyond the boundaries of Europe. The online edition will be accompanied by the magazine EXARC JOURNAL Digest...

Conference: Bringing archaeology to life - New ways to reach the public - a report

The conference “How to bring archaeology” to life was held from October 3rd - 7th 2011 at the Hunebedcentre in Borger, the Netherlands. Organisers were the project Zeitgeist, the project OpenArch, EXARC and the Hunebedcentre. The conference was a huge success with almost 100 participants from about ten countries. During the conference, attention was paid to different ways to...

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