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Dueppel (Berlin) wins award

On November 19 2015, the Association Museumsdorf Düppel was awarded the Ferdinand von Quast Medal. This is the Berlin Culturemonument Award! Prof. Fansa, the Chair of the Association has accepted the medal with all honours that go with it. All this came exactly in time for the 40-year jubilee of Düppel.

Many congratulations and well deserved!

Special Issue - OpenArch EXARC Digest Journal 2015-2 ready

With OpenArch coming to the end, EXARC decided to publish a special issue of Digest - dedicated to OpenArch. We asked the partners to write about their best experiences, summarizing their role in OpenArch and what they learned. In the Digest we published six peer-reviewed articles (divided between AOAM and Interpretation), and five Mixed Matters.

All 2013 online articles are now Open Access

Mid-November we turned the EXARC Journal 2013-3 issue open access. It consist out of 19 articles including People Want Quality and They are willing to pay for it, Copper + Tin + People: Public Co-Smelting Experimentation in North-western Iberia, Hunting with cane and Living Conditions and Indoor Air Quality in a Reconstructed Viking House.

ICMAH annual conference “the professional and ethical dimensions of archaeology”

About 100 museum specialists, all member of ICOM, met for a conference in the shadow of the Acropolis in Greece (11 -14 November 2015). EXARC joined this conference and had several discussions with members of the board of ICMAH, the International Committee of Museums of Archaeology and History. This is one of the largest committees in ICOM.

Livestock farming in Berlin

On November 2nd, 2015, EXARC attended a work meeting in Berlin with colleagues from Museumsdorf Düppel & Kloster Lorsch discussing ancient breeds and cooperation on this theme between archaeological open-air museums.

The relevance of archaeological open-air museums

A huge challenge at present is the flow of refugees coming from countries like Syria. Our archaeological open-air museums are of higher relevance in this then you may think. We have seen such huge migrations in World History before and we always have been able to cope with it – our museums can show just that...

OpenArch comes to an end

Early October, the EU Project OpenArch had its last convention. This took place in Calafell in Catalonia, Spain, where it all started five years earlier. Representatives of almost all 11 partners joined to discuss management in archaeological open-air museums...

ICOM Milan - preparation meeting

In preparation for the ICOM triannual meeting in Milan, 2016, representatives of EXARC met with colleagues from ICOM the Netherlands. The general theme of the meeting in Milan (where over 1,500 museum professionals are expected from all over the world) is: "museums and cultural landscapes"...

Archaeological Reconstructions and Tourism, Mistelbach

EXARC and Urgeschichtemuseum MAMUZ Schloss Asparn/Zaya joined their forces to organize an international conference from the 25th to 27th of September 2015, held in Mistelbach, near Vienna focused on Archaeological Reconstructions and Tourism.

Call for papers for book on archaeology and reconstruction

Together with Elisabeth Hoffmann I am putting together an edited volume on archaeology and reconstruction, which results from a small workshop held last year at the Antikensammlung in Berlin in the context of the project "Classification and Pluralisation: Antiquity in the Museum" of the Collaborative Research Centre "Transformationen der Antike" at Humboldt University Berlin.


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