News

EXARC online in 2021

EXARC has had an active 2021 on the internet. Website visits to EXARC.net grew 8% to almost 200,000 users. Over 1/3rd of our visitors came from the United States. We had over 180,000 pageviews for the EXARC Journal only. People were also very interested in our online meetings and the FAQ asked in open-air museums. There was less attention than usual for the event calendar and the presentations of the members themselves. 

As for EXARCs social media, we were particularly more successful on Youtube, Twitter and Instagram....

Happy 2022

Like 2020, this year has been a difficult one of many of us with Covid still high on the horizon, presenting struggles to open-air museums, institutions, and individual members. Therefore, we would like to thank you and our members for your continuous support during this challenging time.

There have been some changes to the EXARC team: our director took on a new job at the Middelaldercentret and moved to Denmark, we welcomed a new office manager and many new volunteers who are dedicated to give EXARC their very best...

Blackdown Experimental Archaeology Research Centre

EXARC member Marc Cox from Newhaven Coppice (UK) is looking for support to get the Blackdown Experimental Archaeology Research Centre started and create a “world class Open Air Museum, Craft Hub and Archaeological Research Centre, telling Britain’s woodland story over the last 10000 years.” 

The Blackdown Experimental Archaeology Research Centre is based in Somerset, UK, in nearly 100 acres of woodland with “glorious towering oaks, wild dense hazel coppice and clearings humming with a cacophony of wildlife.” The area will be divided into three parts which visitors will be able to discover chronologically from the Mesolithic, via the Bronze Age to the Anglo-Saxons...