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"Archaeological Heritage – its Role in Education, Presentation and Popularization of Science"

Date: 
Friday, 5 October, 2012 to Monday, 8 October, 2012
Responsible: 
Milica Tapavički-Ilić
Jelena Anđelković Grašar
Number of Participants / Visitors / Audience: 
100 participants

Within the OpenArch project of the European Union Culture Programme, the Archaeological park Viminacium and the Archaeological Institute Belgrade organized an international symposium entitled "Archaeological Heritage – its Role in Education, Presentation and Popularization of Science". It was held from the 5th to the 8th of October 2012 in Viminacium. During the first three days, within eight sessions, about seventy experts from thirteen countries (and three continents) presented their papers. Among the participants, there were custodians of world-famous museums, researchers from various institutes and universities, lecturing about archaeology, heritage, education, presentation and popularization of science. The goal of the symposium was exchange of ideas and experience from the above mentioned research fields. Since such symposia are already held worldwide, the organizers' idea was to present this methodology to Serbian public in Viminacium, the first open-air museum in Serbia. All of the presented lectures shall be published within two volumes of the periodical "Arheologija i prirodne nauke" (Archaeology and Science), numbers 8 and 9.
During the last day of this gathering, there was a site visit to Golubac and Lepenski Vir. The site visit was an extension and a practical approach of the themes discussed during the symposium. This was especially applicable to Lepenski Vir, which was recently opened as a museum, showing a completely original way of presentation and some of the latest approaches to education in museums, through replicas and 3D visualisation.
The symposium was also supported by the Ministry of Education, Science and technological Development of the Republic of Serbia, as well as the Ministry of Culture and Informing of the Republic of Serbia.

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