1st European Forum

March 25th - 29th, 2009
Spring 2009, our liveARCH partner in Modena (IT) organised a 3 day conference, themed "1st International Forum of Archaeological Open-Air Museums" which included a Conference and a Workshop. The meeting will also host the Annual General Meeting of EXARC. Several international speakers, representing some of the most significant European archaeological open-air museums, presented to a public of about 300 people their experiences and underlined the most important issues related to Archaeological Open-Air Museums (living history, reconstructions, quality of activities, dialogue with scientists and visitors, etc.). The second day, about 150 people participated in an excursion to the Parco Montale ( The EXARC AGM was attended by over 40 people and with some changes in the board, the main tasks for 2009 were formulated as having a new constitution ready and continue with discussion on quality.

The third day was dedicated to liveARCH discussions - most EXARC members had already left. All in all, this Forum made clear how many people are interested in archaeological open-air museums combined with experiment, science and living history.