RETOLD: Report on a Working Prototype

The RETOLD project is beginning to show its first technological results. Through close collaboration between RETOLD partners UAB and Nuwa Digital Media and under leadership from EXARC, a working prototype of our digital documentation tool for open-air museums is being built.

Founded on documentation design by RETOLD partners Museumsdorf Düppel (DE) and Complexul National Muzeal ASTRA (RO) and user experience (UX) research by Nüwa Digital Media Content Production Studios Ltd (IE), the tool is a mobile application designed to help museums capture annual documentation data easily, making it accessible for use within the museums themselves, but also for researchers in the European open-air museum context.

Scottish Excellence Sustainable Business Award

The Scottish Crannog Centre are the winners of the Scottish Excellence Sustainable Business Award!

The Scottish Crannog Centre aims to be Scotland’s most sustainable museum. They are delivering on this vision by embedding a sustainable ecology: to be a Place that Belongs in and cares for its Environment, a Trusted Partner that individuals and organisations want to work alongside, a Special Place people want to visit and support, a Place of Choice to work and Grow.

RETOLD Lead Partner visits Albersdorf

Early March, we had the chance to visit the Steinzeitpark Dithmarschen in Schleswig, Germany. Occasion was the official opening of their new museum building, a project which was at least ten years in the making, but it was an excellent opportunity for preparations of the RETOLD meeting which will take place here in Autumn-Winter 2023. EXARC is the lead partner in this cooperation project. This meeting in late 2023 in Dithmarschen is foreseen to be a study meeting where we will discuss progress of the EU project, very important because coming winter we will enter the final year of the project. We visited the possible hotel where RETOLD will stay and looked at all the technicalities of the new museum building as well as the logistics of traveling and where to eat.