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September 2012: "Museum interpretation and public engagement: challenges and opportunities", Höllviken (SE)

Date: 
Sunday, 23 September, 2012 to Thursday, 27 September, 2012
Organised by: 
Conference Themes:
The over-arching theme will be the challenges of interpreting and engaging public interest in open-air museums and archaeological/historic sites.
See the Report from this meeting incl presentations.

The linked themes across the two main days Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 will be:

1. “Management & communication strategies at open-air/archaeological museums” and “Working with volunteers”.
2. How can performance of various kinds contribute to and extend the work of such museums and sites? (including 1st and 3rd person interpretation, theatre presentations & events and drama workshops).

The OpenArch EU project is incited by the ICOM affiliated organization for Archaeological Open-Air Museums: EXARC whose purpose is to exchange knowledge between museums and similar organizations in order to strengthen quality and improve the running of the museums.

As part of OpenArch work package “The Dialogue with Museum Organisations” the following organisations are invited:
1. EXARC; an ICOM Affiliated Organisation representing archaeological Open-Air museums and experimental archaeology.
2. IMTAL; The International Museum Theatre Alliance. IMTAL-Europe, IMTAL-Americas and IMTAP-Asia Pacific are affiliated membership organisations that foster and develop different forms of live interpretation in museums, galleries, science centres and historic sites all over the world.
3. NOOAM; The Nordic Association of Archaeological Open-Air museums. This is the association of Archaeological Open-Air museums, parks and projects that brings living history alive through education and/or experimental archeology and technology in the Nordic countries.
4. Swedish Heritage (Svenskt Kulturarv); an association for museums and heritage sites of great national interest. They have 260 institutional members and their aim is to increase public engagement in member museums.
5. Museum people from all over Europe also can participate.

If you have questions, please contact:
Björn M Buttler Jakobsen
bmj@foteviken.se
+46 707620612.