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Young EXARC: Meet the Curator

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Want to be part of a new community, open to early career professionals and younger generations? Are you interested in museum practice, experimental archaeology, traditional technology or/and interpretation? Looking to meet and exchange ideas with peers, share your work and interests, and discover new things? Then EZARC is what you're looking for!

Come join in on our second event Thursday 29th October 2020 19:30 Amsterdam time.

As a young student it can be difficult to know how to approach an experimental archaeological centre with ideas on experiments you are excited to try out. How do you make the first initial steps towards making a request to a museum? It can feel a bit intimidating. You may have heard the name of some of the professionals working there, you might have read their articles and know of their research – or they have given a lecture at your university. But it still can be a bit difficult to make the first step.

Young EXARC is trying to build the bridge between the professionals, the open-air museums and young researchers and students. Therefore we have teamed up with some of the professionals at the institutions to give a presentation of their work place, themselves and how both sides can benefit from a mutual understanding and co-operation.

This evening in our first “meet the curator” talks, curator at The Medieval Centre in Denmark, Thit Birk Petersen, will give an introduction to her work place but also talk about how she got to be where she is today. She will also give some guidelines as how to approach an institution if you have an idea for an experiment and a collaboration and how we can all benefit from working together and letting new researchers into our institutions.

Follow this link to enter the server: Once you click, you are prompted to present yourself in 1, 2 sentences and then one of us will let you in. The virtual pub will be open afterwards where we can meet and talk and get to know each other a bit better.