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. Another important affiliation is with 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 a 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 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 over 40,000 museum professionals, ICOM is represented everywhere in the museum world. ICOM sets standards in museum ethics, offers guidelines, definitions and...

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...

Sometimes, you have a good idea for experimental archaeology research, but you lack resources. EXARC already offers its contacts, with over 400 members worldwide, its access to materials and tools around the world, literature via www.experimentalarchaeology.net. But now we add micro-funding. EXARC offers a 500 EUR for worth wile archaeological experiments...

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...

Long time EXARC member MAMUZ Schloss Asparn/Zaya has done something special: with help of EXARC, they put together an international touring exhibition on experimental archaeology. The exhibition presents exciting and unusual experiments conducted by respected archaeologists from across the globe that have provided revealing insights into the living environments of the ancient world...

On 18-20 June 2021 we will celebrate the European Archaeology Days, introduced on European scale in 2019, and here to stay! The EAD is a long weekend dedicated to archaeology in all its forms. We raise awareness and familiarise European audiences with all aspects of archaeology. A variety of events will be organised, aiming at engaging families, schools, students, history enthusiasts, museum visitors, as well as...

Due to COVID-19 the 2020 application round is postponed.
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.

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...

In the years 2021-2025, Leiden University will be coordinating “Putting Life in Neolithic Houses”. EXARC is one of the partners. This project intends to perform a detailed biographical analysis of objects from a cross-craft perspective: can we detect toolkits composed of different objects made of different materials, involved in one specific activity? 

IMTAL Europe serves museums and heritage institutions who want to use performative methods as an educational or audience development tool, or wish for guidance in their work with re-enactment groups. IMTAL is also a network for performers, storytellers and museum professionals to exchange best practice in live interpretation...