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EXARC Newsletter, Number 2017/05

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Colonial Williamsburg Foundation – EXARC Fellowship

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation – EXARC Fellowship

EXARC is proud to announce a fellowship offer together with America's largest outdoor living history museum, Colonial Williamsburg. This fellowship will fund one month of scholarship in residence at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Successful proposals will demonstrate potential to advance the understanding and practice of reconstructive and experimental archaeology and its interpretation through structured experimentation to recreate material culture, technology, or life-ways of the past. Applicants need experience in ancient technology, experimental archaeology or interpretation, applicable to 18th century colonial American times. This can be of American, European or other origin. Fellowships carry a stipend of $2,500. Applications are due May 19, 2017 and decisions will be announced by June 6, 2017.
More information HERE

Photo: Colonial Williamsburg

Museum Visitor numbers wanted

EXARC keeps an overview of visitor numbers of archaeological open-air museums. This way we can tell trends in this museum branch over the years, but also per country or certain types of archaeological open-air museums. For this we need cooperation of each museum in EXARC: please send us your visitor total of 2016, just one number is fine. Send it to:



With 120 participants from 24 countries, we had a great time at the 10th international Conference on Experimental Archaeology #EAC10. We witnessed almost 60 presentations in two days and learned about Viking ships, Egyptian metallurgy, pottery, iron, bronze and stone to mention just a few. On our excursion day we visited two very different archaeological open-air museums, leaving enough room for discussion. See Rena Maguire's Storify
EXARC Journal Digest 2017-1
EXARC Journal Digest 2017/1

If all is well, all members should have received the EXARC Journal Digest 2017/1 by now. The spring 2017 Digest offers a choice of articles from EXARC Journal issues 2016/4 and 2017/1.  One of the articles is The Gislinge Boat Open Source Project: An Old Boat and a New Idea. The whole project was inspired by the open source concept: the idea that information and knowledge should be shared freely and openly, an ideal fully shared by EXARC.

With regards,

Dr Roeland Paardekooper, EXARC Director
EXARC is the ICOM Affiliated Organisation representing archaeological open-air museums, experimental archaeology, ancient technology and interpretation. EXARC raises the standard of scientific research and public presentation among our membership through collaborative projects, conferences and publications.
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