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Upcoming Event: The EAA Conference in Vilnius

The annual conference of the European Association of Archaeologists takes place 31 August – 4 September in Vilnius (LT). There are dozens of sessions but two sessions stand out:
• TH1-29 Visualizing the Past. Exploring Meaningful Approaches in Interpreting the Archaeological Record through Illustrations and Reconstructions

Longhouse at Vikingabyn Storholmen (SE) burns down to the ground

Shortly before eleven o'clock on Thursday evening, June 17 emergency services arrived at a fire at Vikingabyn Storholmen not far from Stockholm, Sweden. The 120 square metre longhouse was burning...

EXARC Journal 2016-2 ready

Mid June and the second EXARC Journal Issue of 2016 is published. It contains 14 articles, of which eight are Mixed Matters and have been added on a weekly base over the previous months. These are open access and are book, festival and conference reviews as well as a discussion on using knives in archaeological open-air museums...

ICOM Milano

EXARC will join for the triannual convention of museum specialists in July in Milan (IT) where thousands of participants are expected. On July 6 particularly, a joint session will take place of ICOM NL, CECA, ICOMOS NL (Monuments and Sites), EXARC and ICOM MPR. The theme is “The Roman frontier along the River Rhine: the role of museums in revitalizing cultural landscapes”...

Thinktank on EXARCs future

An EXARC Board delegation, including Chair Bill Schindler, Treasurer Claus Detreköy and member Pascale Barnes met in the UK to discuss options for an EU grant for EXARC...

EXARC Journal Digest 2016-1 sent to the printer

After the last Digest, which was dedicated to the European OpenArch Project, we are returning to our usual format and bringing you a choice of articles from EXARC Journal issues 2015/3 to 2016/1. These issues discuss a number of topics concerning archaeological open-air museums, including the important questions of accessibility of open-air museums to the wide public and working with children and young people.

New EU Project application submitted

Led by Butser Ancient Farm, a consortium of about six EXARC members recently applied for EU funding for an adult learning project on volunteers in archaeological open-air museums. The project, by the name ‘Voluntarius’ includes both experienced and ‘new’ partners from the UK, Belgium, Sweden, the Netherlands, Italy and Germany.

EXARC Meeting and AGM 2016

About 25 members convened in Leiden, the Netherlands for a two-day meeting revolving around a discussion on EXARCs future. On 11 March our host was the Faculty of Archaeology, University of Leiden in the person of Prof. van Gijn. She showed us around through the different state of the art laboratories following on which Prof Schindler gave a presentation on how his team transformed a National Geographic reality show into a unique teaching and learning opportunity...

The EXARC Journal 2016/1 is out!

Among the members-only articles there is an inspirational article by Luke Winter on The Role of Fundamental Education in the Heritage Industry as well as experiments on burnt pig bone and Roman glass as well as...

EXARC Journal needs Reviewers

We review every article we publish in the EXARC Journal both on content and on language. For the articles on open-air museums as well as on interpretation we are looking for more reviewers...


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