We started 2020, 20 years after first talks about creating EXARC, with some internal changes. First of all, we opened our own office space! Over the first few months of the year, many small and bigger steps were made to make EXARC professional, including 0.5 FTE employee, and a huge EXARC volunteer Team.
The EXARC conference end of March was changed to an online conference #EXARCBerlin. In April we started our interactive Podcast #FinallyFriday. Both use the online platform Discord. The COVID-19 crisis accelerated our plans for going digital without losing the human aspect out of sight.
By June, we got the news that our EU application RETOLD was accepted, a project with which we cooperate with five partners in documentation and digitisation in open-air museums. It was the same month when we held a training day for our volunteers in the Netherlands, funded by the Fonds voor Cultuurparticipatie.