EU Projects

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.

From its beginning in 2001, EXARC prove to be an international network in Europe. The informal contacts between colleagues has led to several kinds of cooperation. The ease with which EXARC can provide with likeminded and likewise organised partners across Europe has been put to use in several Culture projects (Delphi, liveARCH and OpenArch). These Culture projects have had much benefit of the expertise of Geir Sør-Reime from the Rogaland County Council in Norway. EXARC also has been successful in linking a dozen of its members into the Grundtvig Life Long Learning Programme.

EXARC works continuously on new project ideas for its members. Roeland Paardekooper, trained in this matter by Geir Sør-Reime, is currently responsible for the coordination and writing work of EU funding proposals. 

Results from EU Projects

The results of this cooperation projects have been shared in a range of articles, film material, books and handbooks, much of which you will find published here below.

Title What Author / Responsible for Project Year
House of Questions, the most frequently asked questions which can be answered by archaeology
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Website: Online Tool Various Delphi 2005
Promoting archaeological open-air museums in just seven minutes
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Film Alessia Pelillo (IT) / Museo Civico Archeologico Etnologico (Modena) liveARCH 2009
Guide of European Archaeological Open-Air Museums (printed in three languages)
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Book Alessia Pelillo (IT) / Museo Civico Archeologico Etnologico (Modena) liveARCH 2009
The Value of an Archaeological Open-Air Museum is in its Use, Understanding Archaeological Open-Air Museums and their Visitors
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Book Dr Roeland Paardekooper liveARCH 2013
An online Glossary in ten languages
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Website: Online Tool Various Didarchtik & Zeitgeist 2012
Vocabulary (EXCEL) | Direct Link to the Item Document Various Didarchtik 2010 - 2012
EXARC Marketplace
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Website: Online Tool Various Didarchtik 2011
Didarchtik Manual 2010-2012
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A4: Print Manual Archäologisches Zentrum Hitzacker (DE) Didarchtik 2012
Motivation Manual Didarchtik
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A4: Print Manual Parco Archeologico didattico del Livelet Didarchtik 2012
Manuals on: Adult Public; Old Crafts and Skills; New Media in the Open-Air; Live Interpretation | Direct Link to the Item Website: Manual Various Zeitgeist 2012
Digital Bibliography (since early 2016 at different location)
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Website: Online Tool Dr Roeland Paardekooper / EXARC OpenArch 2012
The Life Cycle of Structures in Experimental Archaeology: an Object Biography Approach
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Book Dr Linda Hurcombe & Dr Penny Cunningham / University of Exeter, Department of Archaeology (EN) OpenArch 2016
Openarch Manual on Experimental Archaeology (in print) A4: Print Manual Dr Linda Hurcombe / University of Exeter, Department of Archaeology (EN) OpenArch  
Iberians: the Secret of Iron
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Film La Ciutadella Ibérica de Calafell (ES) OpenArch 2014
Five short films about Processing Reindeer Carcasses
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Film Kierikkikeskus / Kierikki Stone Age Centre (FI) OpenArch 2014 - 2015
Smiths in Bronze Age Europe
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Film Parco Archeologico e Museo all’aperto della Terramara di Montale (IT) OpenArch 2015
Archaeology and Crafts - Experiences and Experiments on traditional skills and handicrafts in Archaeological Open-Air Museum in Europe
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Book Dr Rüdiger Kelm / Archaeological-Ecological Centre Albersdorf (DE) OpenArch 2015
A Handbook about Experiences and Results from the Workpackage 4 - The Dialogue with Skills
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Website: Manual Rüdiger Kelm (DE) & Alessia Pelillo (IT) editors OpenArch 2013 - 2015
Guidebook for Live Interpretation in Archaeological Open-Air Museums
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A4: Print Manual Marc van Hasselt / Archeon (NL) OpenArch 2015
Listing of Archaeological Open-Air Museums worldwide
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Website: Online Tool Dr Roeland Paardekooper / EXARC OpenArch 2012 - 2015
PR Book "Communication Strategy"
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A4: Print Manual Magdalena Zielinska / EXARC OpenArch 2013
Sun Stone
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Film Kierikkikeskus / Kierikki Stone Age Centre (FI) OpenArch 2014
Interaction with Visitors in Archaeological Open-Air Museums
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Film Archeon (NL) / Arheološki Institut (RS) OpenArch 2015
Archaeological Open-Air Museums and the dialogue with the museum community
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A4: Print Manual La Ciutadella Ibérica de Calafell (CAT) / EXARC OpenArch 2015
Management of Open-Air Museums
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A4: Print Manual Fotevikens Museum (SE) OpenArch 2015
EXARC Digest 2015 Issue 2: OpenArch Special
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A4: Print Manual EXARC OpenArch 2015
Slideshare Channel
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Website: Online Tool EXARC OpenArch 2013 - 2015
Vimeo Channel
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Website: Online Tool EXARC OpenArch 2013 - 2015