After over one year of working on the Neolithic dugout, the team of Putting Life into Late Neolithic Houses was finally ready to test the dugout on the water. On Friday, 16 September 2022 at 10 am, it was time to test the water suitability of the dugout. The team carried it to the nearby canoe club near the Vlaardingencultuurhuis and brought it to the water. Everyone was keen to see how it would float.
On 15 September 2022, the museum partners of the RETOLD project met online to participate in a workshop on short video marking and editing for social media, focussing on what works best for (open-air) museums.
Reels for Instagram or short videos for YouTube Short are a quick and easy way to catch the viewers' attention and draw them in to take a closer look at the museum's social media profile.
EXARC member Eva Götting was lending her expertise in the five-hour workshop and provided background information on statistics, the various types of videos and a general plan for scheduling videos to be successful.
The 2022-3 EXARC Journal is now published, bringing you 8 reviewed and seven mixed matters articles.
All the articles are open access to allow for free exchange of information and further development of our knowledge of the past. Two of the reviewed articles introduce different aspects of RETOLD, the project ensuring that open-air museums can continue telling important cultural heritage stories by developing a standardised data collection.