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OpenArch comes to an end

Early October, the EU Project OpenArch had its last convention. This took place in Calafell in Catalonia, Spain, where it all started five years earlier. Representatives of almost all 11 partners joined to discuss management in archaeological open-air museums...

Managing archaeological open-air museums

Late May, OpenArch organized a three-day conference on managing archaeological open-air museums. All 11 OpenArch members are EXARC members, and besides these them, we could also welcome several EXARC members for the conference and another dozen for the Crafts Festival which was part of the conference...

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.

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...

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...

OpenArch worked with stones

Thanks to a wonderful organisation, almost 90 participants met for a five days filled with workshops, breakout sessions and lectures about "Working with stones in European Pre- and Protohistory in theory and in practice" at the Archaeological-Ecological Centre Albersdorf (DE)

Archeon Conference successful

A few days with very fine spring weather marked the OpenArch conference in Archeon. Besides a lot of papers on the dialogue with visitors a special mention needs to be made for the workshop on how to handle food in archaeological open-air museums. In the shoulder of the Conference, EXARC held its Annual Meeting 2013 at Archeon...

Success for the 7th UK Conference on experimental archaeology

Early January saw the 7th UK Conference on Experimental Archaeology in Cardiff. With 20 speakers from over 6 countries, several demonstrations, lots of posters and an excursion to St Fagans it was a very successful edition. The over 100 participants came from academia, archaeological open-air museums, skills backgrounds or otherwise. EXARC took an active role in promoting...

Meeting in Sweden successful

Over 120 people met for our conference in Foteviken, Sweden last week and it was a great success. All in all, over 20 countries were represented Not only EXARC and OpenArch members were present, also members of IMTAL Europe, NOOAM and the Swedish Heritage Board as well as many individuals...

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...

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