Call for Photos by Open-Air Laboratory Lauresham (DE)

For publication in the context of the exhibition "Experiencing Experimental Archaeology" (May 05 - September 30, 2024, Visitor Information Center Open-Air Laboratory Lauresham).

The Experimental Archaeological Open-Air Laboratory Lauresham (part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Kloster Lorsch) celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2024. As a 1:1 model of an ideal Carolingian manor around 800 AD, it attempts on the one hand to bring people closer to the reality of life 1200 years ago. On the other hand, it is also an "open-air laboratory" in which archaeotechnology and experimental archaeology as well as research projects with international partners play a central role.

For an anniversary photo exhibition in our visitor center, we are now looking for meaningful photographs that illustrate and introduce these two fields (archaeotechnology and experimental archaeology) in a fitting manner. The pictures should be accompanied by a short and concise text in which an explanation of the picture as well as the corresponding project or institution can be given.

The exhibition is also to be supplemented by an accompanying publication, in which it should be possible to implement further images and more extensive texts in addition to the exhibition photographs.

We ask you to send us the photographs and the accompanying texts in German, English or French by Dec 15 th 2023 to the following address: .

A jury will select the images to be exhibited by Feb 15th and we will then immediately inform the winners. Afterwards, a picture rights form must be filled out, which allows us to use the photographs free of charge for the purpose of the exhibition. The exhibition is to be officially opened on our Experimental Archaeology Day on May 5th 2024.

Best regards

Claus Kropp
Manager Lauresham Laboratory for Experimental Archaeology
UNESCO World Heritage Site Lorsch Abbey
Nibelungenstr. 32
D-64653 Lorsch