At EXARC Conferences, but also in our Social Media, EXARC Members and other specialists discuss important themes. Several of these discussions are published here. This will help people forming an opinion and not reinventing the wheel. However, not every discussion led to a conclusion everybody agrees with...
Discussions & Thoughts
Discussion: Inclusivity in historical interpretation: Who has access and who is erased?
Discussion: The Concept of Authenticity in Collections of Open-Air Museums
How is it possible that if you go into an arts museum, the ceramics you see may be made yesterday and may be a valued and legitimate part of the museum collection, while in open-air museums, a similar object ...
Discussion: Working with Knives in Archaeological Open-Air Museums
Discussion: Experimental versus Experiential Archaeology
Discussion: Food - Reconstruction and the Public
Discussion: Archaeological Reconstruction in Situ
Archaeological reconstruction in situ has been a hot item over the years. Spring 2011, a conference was devoted to this, in Calafell, Catalonia. Is interpreting a site’s past only possible at that site itself? Is a site better off without reconstruction and interpretation because it only damages...