This year’s first online issue of the EXARC Journal has just been published. It holds several important articles on the future: “museums as good places” on the relevance of museums in modern society, and “the potential of open-air sites” to mention just a few. There is lots in it about the Bronze Age too: painting plaster in Thebes and the reconstruction of Bronze Age ceramics in Siberia. All in all we offer five reviewed articles for members only and eight open access articles, open to all. Four of these are reviews of very interesting books about for example Neolithic house reconstructions and Lombard men’s wear. We also share an obituary of Steve Watts, primitive technologist and much more.