News from 2022

Early in 2022, EXARC decided to focus more on the sustainability development goals (SDGs). Making our world more sustainable should not be a pressured competition but a common goal to learn from each other, teach each other and be open to new ideas.

We were happy to confirm the dates for the EAC13! On 1st to 3rd May 2023, we will be hosting a hybrid conference in Poland together with the Nicolaus Copernicus University.

In June, the RETOLD project partners met for the first time in person, at UAB in Barcelon. Here we tested the prototype of the app for documentation and digitisation. Read more about RETOLD project here.

We were able to award two winners with the EXARC Experimental Archaeology Award again this year, thanks to EXARC member John Kiernan. Both winners received funding for their experiments and will publish an article in the EXARC Journal.

The "A Sustainable Revolution Conference for Open-Air Museums" conference took place at the end of August (as a part of the ICOM General Conference in Prague). There were thirteen pre-recorded presentations from our speakers and six hotspot presentations from our sponsors. 

At the end of September, the team of the Putting Life into Late Neolithic Houses finished their dugout and tested in the waters near Masamuda, the Netherlands.

The war in Ukraine led to the founding of SUN - Support Ukraine Network. EXARC has teamed up with the YEAR (York Experimental Archaeological Research) Centre and Ukraine based ancient craft expert Yarema Ivantsiv to provide mentorship and resources for open-air museums, experimental archaeologists, and ancient craft experts.

By December, EXARC office manager Stefanie Ulrich, left EXARC. The office will be managed by Magda and Roeland.