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Calling all Museums with an Interest in Social Responsibility

by Pascale Barnes

I am very proud to have been selected to represent EXARC as one of a small number of participants at the forthcoming NEMO (Network of European Museums) Learning Exchange which takes place next week on 27 & 28 June in Hungary on the subject of: “The Solidary Museum: Museum Programs taking social responsibility”...

2019 Colonial Williamsburg Foundation – EXARC Fellowship...

We congratulate the 2019 winner, Dr Giovanna Fregni, an archaeologist, previously employed as gem cutter and Jewellery designer.

Today gems are cut with modern equipment, often with computer interfaces for accuracy. Polishes range from blended chemicals to diamond grit measured in microns. In contrast, early lapidary equipment would have been powered by hand or foot (or in larger industrial workshops, by water). Polishes were often blends of spittle and metal oxides. The instructions for these were often written in recipes that included obscure or obfuscating ingredients...

Summa Summarum in Negotin (RS)

From May 30 to June 1, the 42nd conference of the Serbian Archeological Society was held in Negotin (Serbia). The session "summa summarum - experimental archaeology in the Balkans" was co-organsied with EXARC. About 130 experts from Germany, USA, Poland, Greece, Latvia, Romania, Bulgaria, Bosnia, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Russia and other countries took part in the event, of these several EXARC members presented their research: Vesna Vučković (RS), Milica Tapavički-Ilić (RS), Arturs Tomsons (LV), Ivan Semyan (RU), Spyros Bakas (GR), Rene Masaryk (SI), Andreja Kudelić (HR), Tena Karavidović (HR) & Ina Miloglav (HR).

Special mention is for the presentation by Ivan Semyan (RU) & Spyros Bakas (GR) on their EXARC twinning project...