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Congrats to Award-winning Community Project

Luke Winter, long time EXARC member, with the Neolithic Longhouse Project at the La Hougue Bie Museum, Jersey – Jersey Heritage (UK) was part of the Association for Heritage Interpretation (AHI) Discovery Heritage Awards 2019. These are initiated to recognize projects for excellence in cultural and natural heritage in Britain and Ireland. 

They are proud winner, in the category volunteer & community projects, in recognition of an outstanding project co-produced with volunteers in the community.

Congratulations to Luke Winter, all volunteers who supported the project and of course to at the La Hougue Bie Museum, Jersey – Jersey Heritage!
 

Great Progress for the EXARC Journal

EXARC Journal listed at the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).

Since the launch of the new EXARC website, early 2018, the number of visitors went up quite much, to about 400,000 page views per year. An important part of our website is the EXARC Journal, with 125,000 page views. Not only does the EXARC Journal attract more readers, more than ever, authors find their way to our Journal. When in 2016 we published 40 articles, we now publish over 60 per year, more than one per week. 

Damage in our Museums - Advice needed

One of our members writes: We are a new open-air museum founded in 2011, which focuses especially on families with children (up to 80% of our visitors). Annually, almost 30 thousand visitors visit our museum. Our facility is quite extensive – it covers 9 hectares, and contains several interactive features and equipment.

Our problem concerns the behaviour of a significant number of our visitors who do not adhere to clearly stated rules and use our facility and its equipment carelessly, and in a different way than it is intended for, despite posted instructions. This way, they damage the equipment. Their behaviour costs us considerable money for repairs and restoration.