News from 2022

Early in 2022, EXARC decided to focus more on the sustainability development goals (SDGs) and to do our part to saving the planet one step at a time. 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.

The outbreak of 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.

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 partners were able to meet for the first time in person since the beginning of the project. The meeting took place at UAB in Barcelona where we tested the prototype of the app we're designing for documentation and digitisation. Read more about RETOLD project, where EXARC is a lead partner of 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. Thank you to our volunteers and to the live viewers on the day.

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.