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The relevance of archaeological open-air museums

A huge challenge at present is the flow of refugees coming from countries like Syria. Our archaeological open-air museums are of higher relevance in this then you may think. We have seen such huge migrations in World History before and we always have been able to cope with it – our museums can show just that...

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...

ICOM Milan - preparation meeting

In preparation for the ICOM triannual meeting in Milan, 2016, representatives of EXARC met with colleagues from ICOM the Netherlands. The general theme of the meeting in Milan (where over 1,500 museum professionals are expected from all over the world) is: "museums and cultural landscapes"...

Archaeological Reconstructions and Tourism, Mistelbach

EXARC and Urgeschichtemuseum MAMUZ Schloss Asparn/Zaya joined their forces to organize an international conference from the 25th to 27th of September 2015, held in Mistelbach, near Vienna focused on Archaeological Reconstructions and Tourism.

Call for papers for book on archaeology and reconstruction

Together with Elisabeth Hoffmann I am putting together an edited volume on archaeology and reconstruction, which results from a small workshop held last year at the Antikensammlung in Berlin in the context of the project "Classification and Pluralisation: Antiquity in the Museum" of the Collaborative Research Centre "Transformationen der Antike" at Humboldt University Berlin.

A challenge to all archaeologists

At the EAA conference in Glasgow, a group presentation got some rather heated discussion going. Particpants decided to maintain the momentum by founding ArchaeologistsEngage and launching a campaign. The campaign is a world-wide challenge to promote improved communication between archaeology professionals and the public.

10th International Symposium on Knappable Materials Barcelona 2015

Experimental flint knapping
Session organizers: Javier Baena & Martin Schmidt
Tuesday 8th September 2015
8 papers and 2 posters

Weblinks needed for open-air museums

EXARC (in cooperation with OpenArch) is preparing a little guide for archaeological open-air museums. It will explain what this category of museums can learn from the international museum world and where to find this help.We are 350 in Europe and maybe 1,000 worldwide and need contact with museum professionals.

Help need to build 5 new roundhouses

Celtic Harmony will be building 5 roundhouses this winter, anyone wants to help?

Celtic Harmony offers a unique learning space with Iron Age roundhouses, native breeds, herb garden and working woodland for school children, community groups and families to learn about ancient Britain.

EXARC Director Paardekooper wins Museum Horizon Award 2015

The Museum Horizon Award, in existence since 2009, is awarded by Museum Horizon, the Hans Manneby Memorial Fund for Museum Development. The price is for persons who contribute in an innovative manner to the developing and changing role of museums in contemporary society, local as well as global. The prize ceremony will take place on Sunday, September 27 at 12.00, Gothenburg Book Fair.

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