Visiting “the Stones”

Mid-February, EXARC Board Member Prof Hurcombe and EXARC Director Paardekooper visited the Hunebedcentrum in Borger (NL). This museum had been a member of OpenArch, just like EXARC and the University of Exeter themselves. Therefore, it was good to catch up.

The management of the museum in Borger had changed recently: Harrie Wolters took over from Hein Klompmaker. Wolters had already been deputy for many years.

Twenty Danish Open-Air Museums in one go

We had the opportunity to attend the biannual meeting of Danish archaeological open-air museums. In January 2019, 75 people attended three days of intense learning and exchange. Many of the participants work directly with the public, so it is not just a conference for museum managers. Part of the program was hands-on, part were presentations between the museums of their new programs and ideas. EXARC got the chance to show the Danish colleagues what is happening elsewhere in the world and extended an invitation to them to come visit museums abroad. 

EXARC goes to Japan

The international museum network ICOM is of huge importance to EXARC. With 30,000 members worldwide, ICOM has a huge knowhow on how to run museums in all aspects.

September 2019, the General Conference will attract about 3,000 museum professionals to Kyoto, Japan. The overall theme is “Museums as Cultural Hubs: the Future of Tradition”...