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Mailing almost 200 museums

Date: 
Monday, 4 February, 2013 to Friday, 1 November, 2013
Organised by: 
Responsible: 
Dr Roeland Paardekooper (EXARC)
Number of Participants / Visitors / Audience: 
196 Archaeological Open-Air Museums

Over the summer 2013, we approached 195 Archaeological Open-Air Museums in 23 European countries. This was done in personalized emails, in their native language and with details about their exact museum. The original idea was to send all of them a general newsletter, but we decided that personal emails would work much better, even if this was more work.

We told them they were represented online in our database at www.openarchaeology.info/venues and asked them to correct the information where necessary or add what was missing. The translations were made by senior EXARC members, native speakers and we got quite a few responses ranging from “our museum is dead” to “can we become part of EXARC”. The Archaeological Open-Air Museums are now better aware they are part of a large group and therefore easier able to get in touch with each other.