Cooperation

EXARC cooperates with several organisations which are important to our members. EXARC is an affiliated organisation to ICOM, the International Council of Museums which is uniting museum professionals worldwide. Also important is our affiliation to NEMO, the Network of European Museum Organisations. 

In North America, we work with REARC, the conference on Reconstructive and Experimental Archaeology, bringing together specialists and students in this field. Our fellowship with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is a great opportunity to spend some professional time in this large organisation in Virginia, USA. You do not need to be member of EXARC to apply. 

We also support cooperation between our members. We help our members in setting up EU supported projects. EXARC also joins projects with non-EXARC members if these help us in any of our four themes. Furthermore, we have the twinning project: here we link two EXARC members in a common project which we help off the ground with some seed money. 

EXARC supports its membership by organising small-scale collaborations and international partnerships, often with the help of significant European Union grants. Our projects raise the profile of the participants and allow other members to benefit from their experience. Former projects included archaeo-crafts, experimental archaeology and archaeological open-air museums...

Archaeology proves there have always been many connections over longer distances: people, artefacts and ideas have often found fertile soil elsewhere in the world. EXARC wants to highlight a few of these cases where somebody or something had a large influence in another region in the world. EXARC twinning is to bring each time two EXARC members together who otherwise would not have the chance to cooperate so easily...

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation–EXARC Fellowship is intended to advance the investigation and interpretation of archaeological and experimental archaeological heritage by supporting research and scholarship through a partnership between EXARC and the Colonial Williamsburg, America’s largest outdoor living history museum...

EXARC is an affiliated organisation to ICOM, the International Council of Museums. We represent archaeological open-air museums and experimental archaeology in the international museum circles. With 30,000 museum professionals, ICOM is represented everywhere in the museum world. ICOM sets standards in museum ethics, offers guidelines, definitions and...

NEMO's members speak for over 30.000 museums across Europe. NEMO ensures museums are an integral part of European life by promoting their work and value to policy makers and by providing museums with information, networking and opportunities for co-operation...

REARC is the conference on Reconstructive and Experimental Archaeology. REARC promotes and stimulates interest in reconstructive and experimental archaeology; serving as a bridging organization between Open-Air Museums, academics, primitive technologists, related groups, and individuals involved in the field...