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The OpenArch project in the nutshell final

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A five year Culture project with 11 partners, building on the success of EXARC. Our objective is to create a permanent partnership of archaeological open-air museums throughout Europe. The ultimate goal of OpenArch is to help museums and their broader network to become more professional, and to demonstrate the value of working on a European level for the benefit of the visitor experience.
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The OpenArch project in the nutshell final

  1. 1. A five year Culture project with 11 partners, building on the success of EXARC. Our objective is to create a permanent partnership of archaeological open-air museums throughout Europe. The ultimate goal of OpenArch is to help museums and their broader network to become more professional, and to demonstrate the value of working on a European level for the benefit of the visitor experience. 2011 - 2015
  2. 2. OpenArch Partners
  3. 3. OpenArch Partners
  4. 4. Coordinator La Ciutadella Ibérica de Calafell (CAT) The Iberian Citadel of Calafell is a centre of experimental archaeology, an archaeological open-air museum where visitors can see what life was like in the Iron Age 2,500 years ago. It is the first archaeological site in the Iberian Peninsula to have been reconstructed by using experimental archaeological techniques. OpenArch Partners
  5. 5. Coordinator La Ciutadella Ibérica de Calafell (CAT) OpenArch Partners
  6. 6. Coordinator La Ciutadella Ibérica de Calafell (CAT) OpenArch Partners
  7. 7. University of Exeter, Department of Archaeology (EN) Archaeology at the University of Exeter is a vibrant academic community offering excellent teaching and research. They are ranked 2nd in the United Kingdom for their world-leading and internationally recognised research and many staff publish on experimental archaeology. They offer high levels of student satisfaction and encourage students to use experimental methods. OpenArch Partners
  8. 8. University of Exeter, Department of Archaeology (EN) OpenArch Partners
  9. 9. University of Exeter, Department of Archaeology (EN) OpenArch Partners
  10. 10. Amgueddfa Cymru, St Fagans National History Museum (WLS) Located to the northwest of Cardiff, the museum was created in 1946 in the grounds of St Fagans Castle. It features dozens of reconstructed buildings, brought from across Wales, and three Iron Age roundhouses based on excavated examples. St Fagans is one of Europe's leading open-air museums and has been voted the UK’s favourite tourist attraction. OpenArch Partners
  11. 11. Amgueddfa Cymru, St Fagans National History Museum (WLS) OpenArch Partners
  12. 12. Amgueddfa Cymru, St Fagans National History Museum (WLS) OpenArch Partners
  13. 13. EXARC (NL) EXARC is the ICOM* Affiliated Organisation representing archaeological open-air museums, experimental archaeology, ancient technology and interpretation. EXARC raises the standard of scientific research and public presentation among our membership through collaborative projects, conferences and publications. *ICOM is the International Council of Museums. OpenArch Partners
  14. 14. OpenArch Partners
  15. 15. OpenArch Partners
  16. 16. Archeon (NL) Founded in 1994, Archeon covers 10,000 years of human development in the Netherlands. From hunter-gatherers in the Stone Age and farmers in the Bronze and Iron Ages, through the Roman period and right up to everyday life in 1340 AD, “Archaeo-interpreters” show what life was like in “their time” in the 43 reconstructed buildings. OpenArch Partners
  17. 17. Archeon (NL) OpenArch Partners
  18. 18. Archeon (NL) OpenArch Partners
  19. 19. Hunebedcentrum (NL) Lying on the Hondsrug in Borger, in the North of the Netherlands, the Hunebedcentrum takes you back to prehistoric times and shows you the lives of the first farmers in Drenthe. They constructed impressive monumental tombs and the remains of 54 of them can still be seen, the largest one standing right next to the centre. OpenArch Partners
  20. 20. Hunebedcentrum (NL) OpenArch Partners
  21. 21. Hunebedcentrum (NL) OpenArch Partners
  22. 22. Archaeological- Ecological Centre Albersdorf (DE) The “Stone Age Park Dithmarschen” in Albersdorf (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany) is being reconstructed as a Neolithic cultural landscape from ca. 3.000 BC. Lying close to megalithic tombs and grave mounds dating from the first farmers in Northern Germany, the site offers educational activities like flint knapping, archery and leatherwork. OpenArch Partners
  23. 23. OpenArch Partners Archaeological- Ecological Centre Albersdorf (DE)
  24. 24. OpenArch Partners Archaeological- Ecological Centre Albersdorf (DE)
  25. 25. Fotevikens Museum (SE) 25 km south of Malmö, Sweden, you will find the Archaeological Open-Air Museum of Foteviken. Inside a city wall open toward the sea, the world’s only attempt to recreate an entire Viking Age town shows a number of streets with 23 houses and homesteads, reflecting life in a late Viking Age and early Middle Age town in 1134 AD. OpenArch Partners
  26. 26. Fotevikens Museum (SE) OpenArch Partners
  27. 27. Fotevikens Museum (SE) OpenArch Partners
  28. 28. Kierikkikeskus/ Kierikki Stone Age Centre (FI) The archaeological exhibition at the Kierikki Stone Age Centre displays objects from the Stone Age. In addition, activity programs in the reconstructed Stone Age Village offer a unique opportunity to experience life as it was lived thousands of years ago. Other attractions include a restaurant, hotel and museum shop. OpenArch Partners
  29. 29. Kierikkikeskus/ Kierikki Stone Age Centre (FI) OpenArch Partners
  30. 30. Kierikkikeskus/ Kierikki Stone Age Centre (FI) OpenArch Partners
  31. 31. Arheološki Institut (RS) Viminacium is an ancient Roman site on the right bank of the Danube in eastern Serbia. In an area of about 450 ha are the remains of a military camp, a city and cemeteries. Remains of a Roman bath, a mausoleum and one of the gates of the military camp can be seen, as well as a replica of a Roman villa. OpenArch Partners
  32. 32. Arheološki Institut (RS) OpenArch Partners
  33. 33. Arheološki Institut (RS) OpenArch Partners
  34. 34. Parco Archeologico e Museo all’aperto della Terramara di Montale (IT) The terramara of Montale, near Modena in Northern Italy, is a typical Bronze Age settlement with pile dwellings surrounded by a ditch with water and imposing earthwork fortifications. Next to the site is an Open-Air Museum with life-size reconstructions of two houses furnished with replicas of the original finds dating back 3500 years. OpenArch Partners
  35. 35. Parco Archeologico e Museo all’aperto della Terramara di Montale (IT) OpenArch Partners
  36. 36. Parco Archeologico e Museo all’aperto della Terramara di Montale (IT) OpenArch Partners
  37. 37. The main idea of Archaeological Open-Air Museums is to present both the tangible and intangible past to the public. The tangible parts of Archaeological Open-Air Museums are the archaeological remains and the reconstructions of these. The intangible and most interesting part of an Archaeological Open-Air Museum is the story of the people that once lived there. The work in OpenArch is divided in Work Packages. All Work Packages are the responsibility of the entire partner-ship, but one or two partner are coordinating them.
  38. 38. Work Packages Project Management The primary objective of this Work Package is to run the project professionally and smoothly through a committed and experienced project bureau, run by the Lead Partner. This will consist of a project manager, a financial manager, a first and a second advisor. The bureau runs the day to day coordination. Coordinators: La Ciutadella Ibérica de Calafell (CAT)
  39. 39. Improvement of Museum Management The objective of this Work Package is to enhance competence among museums directors on management issues with specific relevance to archaeological open-air museums, including health and safety issues relating to open-air constructions, working conditions for staff outdoors, environmental and ‘greening’ issues. Coordinators: Amgueddfa Cymru – St Fagans National History Museum (WLS) Fotevikens Museum (SE) Work Packages
  40. 40. The Dialogue with the Visitors This Work Package focuses on the presentation of archaeology to the public. The partners have great expertise to present and working with living history for sites and their history. We help children, young people and adults of all ages to discover their own local history with our own method. A significant asset of archaeological open-air museums is that they do not attract a limited target group. Coordinators: Archeon (NL) Arheološki Institut (RS) Work Packages
  41. 41. The Dialogue with Skills This Work Package gives a strong focus on the people that do demonstrations of traditional skills like metalworking, textile working, pottery making, woodworking et cetera. Coordinators: Parco Archeologico e Museo all’aperto della Terramara di Montale (IT) Archaeological-Ecological Centre Albersdorf (DE) Work Packages
  42. 42. The Dialogue with Science This Work Package focuses on experimental archaeology and how larger-scale experiments, as co-operation between scientists from all participating countries, can contribute to make the visitor experience at archaeological open air museums even better. Coordinators: University of Exeter, Department of Archaeology (EN) Kierikkikeskus/Kierikki Stone Age Centre (FI) Work Packages
  43. 43. The Dialogue with Museum Organisations The objective of this Work Package is to link the archaeological open-air museums more closely to the museum world at large. Joint workshops will be organised with the ICOM committee CECA (on didactics and communication / education in museums), and with other relevant organisations. Coordinators: La Ciutadella Ibérica de Calafell (CAT) EXARC (NL) Work Packages
  44. 44. Communication and Dissemination The objective of this Work Package is to get more visibility and therefore acceptance of the co-organisers and archaeological open-air museums in general. We need to see how each museum can bring its own message better and define a common approach, ‘a brand’ for archaeological open-air museums in Europe. Coordinators: EXARC (NL) Hunebedcentrum (NL) Work Packages
  45. 45. Meetings are theoretically focused events, with presentations / lectures and discussion groups. These are open and of interest to a broader audience. Workshops are practically focused ‘working together’ gatherings for staff of the Archaeological Open-Air Museum with the aim of exchanging insight into specific methods and improving each other’s skills.
  46. 46. Meetings & Workshops January 2011: Kick off Meeting of OpenArch, Calafell (CAT) From January 24th to 28th the OpenArch project fired the starting shot in the Mediterranean town of Calafell. The organisation prepared a very complete agenda with different activities and a detailed work plan with introductory speeches and several meetings which made possible that partners could meet each other in person and take the first decisions to start building up the planning of the project in this first stage called “Inception Phase”, which it was considered to be finished after the next meeting to be held in Borger (NL). Number of Participants: 30
  47. 47. October 2011: "Bringing archaeology to life", Borger (NL) The Borger Meeting, 3rd - 7th October 2011 was a great success with almost 100 participants from about 10 countries. The Borger Meeting was to discuss new ways to reach the public with archaeology. The meeting combined participants from OpenArch, Zeitgeist and EXARC and was also visited by members of the Dutch network VAEE. Number of Participants / Visitors / Audience: 100 Participants, 50 Visitors Meetings & Workshops
  48. 48. April 2012: III OpenArch meeting in Modena (IT) The meeting dealt with the implementation of the OpenArch project activities with a specific focus on the Dialogue with Skills, a topic coordinated by the Italian partner in cooperation with the German partner Archäologisch-Ökologisches Zentrum Albersdorf. Core of the program was the Workshop Smiths in Bronze Age Europe, planned with a pedagogical and hands on approach with the aim to provide a reference guide for skill experts, craftsmen as well as managers dealing with Bronze Casting presentations in Archaeological Open-Air Museums. Number of Participants / Visitors / Audience: 100 Meetings & Workshops
  49. 49. September 2012: "Museum interpretation and public engagement: challenges and opportunities", Höllviken (SE) The overarching theme was the challenges of interpreting and engaging public interest in open-air museums and archaeological / historic sites. For two days, the linked themes “Management & communication strategies at open-air/archaeological museums” ,“Working with volunteers” and “How can performance of various kinds contribute to and extend the work of such museums and sites?” have been discussed. Number of Participants / Visitors / Audience: 120 Meetings & Workshops
  50. 50. October 2012: 1st Exeter Dialogue with Science Workshop The University of Exeter, Department of Archaeology (EN) Meetings & Workshops The first Exeter dialogue with science workshop was very successful. Participants from Finland, the Netherlands, Italy and Wales joined Exeter postgraduate students and staff for exchange of information, practice, and the pedagogies of experimental archaeology. Number of Participants / Visitors / Audience: 21
  51. 51. Meetings & Workshops April 2013: The Dialogue with the Visitor, Alphen a/d Rijn (NL) AOAMs face unique challenges concerning their interaction with visitors. Through themes concerning the Story of the Site and the Visitors Experience, we have explored these challenges and how to meet them. During the conference, speakers from various disciplines and backgrounds engaged the visitors and each other on diverse subjects. The goal was to gain a better understanding of both the stories we tell – the intangible heritage preserved by AOAM – and how the visitor experiences these. We have also looked at best practices in (games) design, theatre, amusement parks, and others. Number of Participants / Visitors / Audience: 100
  52. 52. Meetings & Workshops Themes which were covered: • The birth, life and death of large scale structures • The construction, maintenance and dismantling as performance • Large scale timber structures like houses, granary stores and boats Number of Participants / Visitors / Audience: 10 May 2013: 2nd Exeter Dialogue with Science Workshop, The University of Exeter, Department of Archaeology (EN)
  53. 53. Meetings & Workshops September 2013: "Working with stones in European Pre- and Protohistory in theory and in practice" at Albersdorf (DE) On Day 1 an international scientific conference about archaeological research and experiments took place; on Day 2 we had a practical workshop at the “Stone Age Park Dithmarschen” with demonstrations and different activities regarding working with stones. At this public forum there was time and space for intensive exchange of experiences and ideas. On Day 3 an excursion on the traces of landscape and settlement history at the North Sea Coast took place.Number of Participants / Visitors / Audience: 120
  54. 54. December 2013: 3rd Exeter Dialogue with Science Workshop The University of Exeter, Department of Archaeology (EN) Meetings & Workshops OpenArch members from Sweden, Wales and England joined the Touching the Past Project (TTP) at the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh. The Touching the Past Project (TTP) was directed by Dr Linda Hurcombe (University of Exeter and OpenArch), Dr Alison Sheridan (National Museum of Scotland) and Dr Mark Wright (University of Edinburgh/Liverpool John Moores University). Along with the OpenArch members a wider variety of museum staff, academics, artists, professional archaeologists, students and representatives from charities who work with blind and visually impaired groups attended the workshop. Number of Participants / Visitors / Audience: 29
  55. 55. Meetings & Workshops June 2014: The Value and Scale of the Experimental Archaeology Approach - Conference on the Dialogue with Science, Oulu (FI) The conference introduced the archaeology of the region and then focused on the value of the experimental approach to studying and presenting the past. On the first day we presented ancient monuments and some interesting research relating specifically to Northern Finland. The second day featured presentations and experiments. We also explored modern skills and new technologies for enhancing the visitor experience. Number of Participants / Visitors / Audience: 40
  56. 56. Meetings & Workshops September 2014: The Dialogue with the Visitor, Viminacium (RS) The conference was dedicated to archaeology of the region, as well as the presentation of local archaeological cities and parks in Serbia and its neighboring countries. The sessions were focused on the Dialogue with the Visitor and its links to other work packages, such as the Dialogue with Museum Organizations, which aim is to define the role of thematic exhibitions in a Museum. The Dialogue with Skills and the Dialogue with Science were present as sessions linked to presentation of an Archaeological Park and its management. Number of Participants / Visitors / Audience: 70
  57. 57. November 2014: 4th Exeter Dialogue with Science Workshop The University of Exeter, Department of Archaeology (EN) Meetings & Workshops Over the week of the 24th through the 28th of November 2014, an international group of students and OpenArch participants engaged in a skills workshop covering a number of animal skin tanning technologies. The main goal of the daytime activities centred on skills acquisition. A number of different skin types were used including small furbearers (rabbits), larger species (with examples as from the deer family of Roe, Sitka and Red deer), and fish (salmon and plaice). Skinning techniques were discussed as these affect the ability to achieve an evenly shaped skin, free from holes and partial holes… Number of Participants / Visitors / Audience: 13
  58. 58. February 2015: 4th Exeter Dialogue with Science Workshop The University of Exeter, Department of Archaeology (EN) Meetings & Workshops Learning craft skills: Basketry and related plant management. The first evening Theresa Emmerich Kamper and Linda Hurcombe met Jasna Lesnjak (Calafell) and Elen Bowen (St Fagans, National Museum of Wales) to take them to a meal in the city centre overlooking the cathedral. We discussed what they wanted to achieve at the workshop and their preferences for flexible activities on the Wednesday. On Tuesday a minibus picked up participants and drove them to the fringes of Dartmoor where professional basket-maker, Linda Lemieux has her workshop… Number of Participants / Visitors / Audience: 10
  59. 59. March 2015: 4th Exeter Dialogue with Science Workshop The University of Exeter, Department of Archaeology (EN) Meetings & Workshops The outstanding, world-wide experience of Professor Bruce Bradley of course was the basis of the flintknapping for all three days. His theoretical and especially practical knowledge gave the fundamental understanding of craft skills with flints from the early African to Asian and North American technique up to Neandertals. For the OpenArch Workshop an international group of students and colleagues (England, France, Germany, Italy and USA) from Exeter University, AÖZA, „Steinzeitpark Dithmarschen“ in Albersdorf and from the National Museum of Wales came together… Number of Participants / Visitors / Audience: 20
  60. 60. Meetings & Workshops May 2015: Grand Finale – Public Event, Cardiff (WLS) The St Fagans conference took place from 25 - 29 May 2015, including travel days. The conference was attended by over 90 people (including 47 demonstrator stalls at the craft festival), and was supported by staff from five Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales venues. Throughout the conference, delegates were hosted at: National Museum Cardiff, St Fagans National History Museum and Big Pit National Coal Museum. The highlight of the 27 May was a major craft festival run as part of WP4, and also as the culminating public event for OpenArch. Number of Participants / Visitors / Audience: 90 Number of Visitors on the Craft Festival: 5000
  61. 61. 2015: Exeter Dialogue With Science Roadshow The University of Exeter, Department of Archaeology (EN) Meetings & Workshops July 2015: Sagnlandet Lejre Number of Participants / Visitors / Audience: 50+participants in the Athra gathering; 5 from the University of Exeter, 1 from AOZA, 1 from Keirikki, plus many from Lejre, an EXARC member June 2015: Foteviken Number of Participants / Visitors / Audience: Participants included 4 from University of Exeter, 3 from Calafell, and Foteviken Staff/ 120 Visitors left comments or engaged in our processes/ Audience was all of the visitors of the Craft Market
  62. 62. 2015: Exeter Dialogue With Science Roadshow The University of Exeter, Department of Archaeology (EN) Meetings & Workshops July 2015: Ancient Technology Centre Number of Participants / Visitors / Audience: 4 participants from the University of Exeter plus 4 ATC staff members and other demonstrators and volunteers Audience:+140 visitors July 2015: Hamburg Student Week at AOEZA Number of Participants / Visitors / Audience: 4 participants from the University of Exeter/ AOEZA staff members and volunteers, 35 students and 2 staff members from Hamburg University Audience over 800 visitors
  63. 63. October 2015: Closing OpenArch, Calafell (CAT) Meetings & Workshops The last meeting of OpenArch partnership takes place in October in Calafell (Tarragona). The goal of this activity is to take the last decisions regarding the project and make assessments of the project results. Although the program is mostly focused on internal meetings among the OpenArch partners, there are also parallel activities open to the public like the seminars about museum management and communication on Day 1, a visit to the Archaeological Ensemble of Tarraco (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and the activities scheduled at La Ciutadella Ibèrica of Calafell during the European Heritage Days in Catalonia (9-11 October). Number of Participants / Visitors / Audience: 20
  64. 64. 2015: Exeter Dialogue With Science Roadshow The University of Exeter, Department of Archaeology (EN) Meetings & Workshops October 2015: La Ciutadella Ibérica de Calafell Number of Participants / Visitors / Audience: 11 from the University of Exeter, 4 Calafell staff, 1 reenactor associated with the site; 4 staff from our partners Archeon and Hunebedcentrum also visited Calafell on the Friday. August 2015: AFM Oerlinghausen Number of Participants / Visitors / Audience: participants 2 the University of Exeter, EXARC plus 4 other Oerlinghausen staff members; 14 students and 2 staff members from Cardiff University Audience 150 visitors and those re-enactors staying overnight at the Museum
  65. 65. 2015: Exeter Dialogue With Science Roadshow The University of Exeter, Department of Archaeology (EN) Meetings & Workshops October 2015: Archeon Number of Participants / Visitors / Audience: 11 participants from the University of Exeter; interacting closely with 19 Archeon staff members, other openarch partners, volunteers, and the visiting smelting group. ~1,000 visitors November 2015: Hunebedcentrum Number of Participants / Visitors / Audience: Participants: 16 in total. 3 from the University of Exeter, 4 Hunebedcentrum staff, 2 Archeon staff, 1 US visitor and 6 volunteers, Audience: Approximately 1,500
  66. 66. Visiting other conferences and meetings Meetings & Workshops All of the partners are regularly joying other conferences and seminars while representing OpenArch. Some examples are: •Llys Rhosyr Seminar (2011) •Workshop at the University of Hamburg (2011) •7th UK Conference on experimental archaeology (2012) •Seminar at University Kiel (2012) •the ICOM Advisory Committee (2012) •Craft and People - International Conference, British Museum (2012) •A double lecture at the University of Leiden (2012) •OpenArch in Mérida (2013) •AAM in Baltimore (2013) •the General Conference of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) (2013) •Experimental Archaeology Conference, Oxford, UK (2014) •Seminar about Archaeological Open Air Museums at the University of Kiel (2014) •Introducing OpenArch to the World’s largest Experimental Archaeology Conference (2014) •EXARC at the 29th general assembly of ICOM (Paris, UNESCO building) (2014) •OpenArch at the International Symposium "Drobeta. Archaeology and History“ (2014) •Dublin Experimental Archaeology conference (2015) •ICOM Annual Meeting (2015) •ICMAH Conference "Professional and ethical dimensions of archaeology“ (2015)
  67. 67. Staff Exchanges are thought to be a tool to interchange best practices between staff of different museums. The target group of Steering committees are the directors, managers and responsible of the museum partners of the OpenArch project. The target group of staff exchanges are the day to day workers of the museum, the ones that are more close to the general public and schools. Mainly, by means of this activity, we reach one of the EU objectives: to enhance the cross- border mobility of artists and workers in the cultural sector.
  68. 68. Staff Exchanges (samples) Hunebedcentrum (NL) visits megalithic burial excavation near Albersdorf (DE) Number of Participants: 3 from Hunebedcentrum The University of Kiel (associated partner to OpenArch) is doing the largest research into megalithic monuments in Europe ever…
  69. 69. Bronze casting workshop at Parco Montale (IT) Number of Participants: 30 of which 10 Staff Exchanges from Calafell (CAT), Foteviken (SE) and Archeon (NL) Staff Exchanges (samples)
  70. 70. Archeon (NL) visits Viminacium (RS) Number of Participants: 1 from Archeon (NL) In the beginning of October a symposium was organised by the OpenArch participant Viminacium. Archeon send one of its staff over to spy on the conference and gather some ideas for the next OpenArch meeting in April… Staff Exchanges (samples)
  71. 71. Staff Exchanges (samples) Management and Marketing at the Hunebedcentrum in Borger (NL) Number of Participants: 2 from Archaeological-Ecological Centre Albersdorf (DE)
  72. 72. Staff Exchanges (samples) 7th Experimental Archaeology Conference at Cardiff (WLS) Number of Participants: 4 from Parco Archeologico di Montale (IT) All our goals were achieved, in fact some of the most important goals of the OA project are to share knowledge and techniques about our common heritage. We think that we had the opportunity to develop both thanks to this staff exchange…
  73. 73. Staff Exchanges (samples) Experimental days at Steinzeitpark Albersdorf (DE)Number of Participants: 2 from Arheološki Institut (RS) ... Having direct insight at the constructions and the landscape in order to discuss what could be done at the archaeological park Viminacium.
  74. 74. Staff Exchanges (samples) Making of a logboat at Kierikki Stone Age Village (FI)Number of Participants: 5 from University of Exeter (UK), 2 from Archaeological-Ecological Centre Albersdorf (DE)
  75. 75. Staff Exchanges (samples) Educational staff from La Ciutadella Ibèrica (CAT) learning from Parco Montale (IT) activities for school groups Number of Participants: 4 from CalafellThe main goal of educators who have participated in the exchange of experiences in Parco Montale was to know more about the methodology in educational activities and public management.
  76. 76. Staff Exchanges (samples) Staff Exchange between Archeon (NL) and Foteviken (SE) Number of Participants: 3 from Archeon To observe and analyze different methods used to engage the dialogue with the visitor, both during special events and during ‘regular’ days…
  77. 77. Staff Exchanges (samples) Staff Exchange between Archeon (NL) and Viminacium (RS)Number of Participants: 2 from Archeon Viminacium combines the original excavations with replicas of the buildings encountered. The amphitheatre present in Viminacium shows this excellently: one part of the theater has been reconstructed, while the rest is currently still being excavated…
  78. 78. Staff Exchanges (samples) From Albersdorf (DE) to St. Fagans (WLS) Number of Participants: 2 from Albersdorf It was successful and gave deep insights into the educational work, the archaeological and scientific background and in the daily tasks of a museum of such size.
  79. 79. Staff Exchanges (samples) Smoke and air quality Number of Participants: 2 from University of Exeter (UK) visiting Archaeological- Ecological Centre Albersdorf (DE)
  80. 80. Staff Exchanges (samples) Staff Exchange between Archeon (NL) and Albersdorf (DE)Number of Participants: 2 from Archeon - Bring up the communication and socialization level - Exchange ideas - Learn how the park works with visitors
  81. 81. Staff Exchanges (samples) Staff Exchange between Foteviken (SE) and Archeon (NL)Number of Participants: 5 from Foteviken To see and experience how Archeon works with mediation and interaction with visitors during an event that is ongoing for several days…
  82. 82. Staff Exchanges (samples) Number of Participants: 1 from University of Exeter (UK) visiting Hunebedcentrum (NL) Number of Participants: 1 from Kierikki Stone Age Village (FI) visiting Archeon (NL)
  83. 83. Staff Exchanges (samples) Event Management and Public Relations in the Hunebedcentrum - Number of Participants: 1 from Archaeological-Ecological Centre Albersdorf (DE) visiting Hunebedcentrum (NL) Number of Participants: 1 from La Ciutadella Ibérica de Calafell (CAT) visiting Archeon (NL)
  84. 84. Staff Exchanges (samples) Demonstrating at the St Fagans Fair (WLS) Number of Participants: 1 from Archaeological-Ecological Centre Albersdorf (DE), 1 from University of Exeter, Department of Archaeology (EN), 1 from La Ciutadella Ibèrica (CAT)
  85. 85. Staff Exchanges (samples) Making Stone Moulds at the Parco Terramare di Montale Number of Participants: 1 from University of Exeter (UK) visiting Parco Montale (IT)
  86. 86. Staff Exchanges (samples) Organisation and Management of an Open-Air Museum Number of Participants: 1 from Archaeological-Ecological Centre Albersdorf (DE) visiting Foteviken (SE) On the Track of the Trap Number of Participants: 1 from Archaeological-Ecological Centre Albersdorf (DE) visiting Kierikki Stone Age Village (FI)
  87. 87. Staff Exchanges (samples) From Iberian Land to Viking Market: gaining knowledge of managing events in AOAMs Number of Participants: 3 from from La Ciutadella Ibèrica (CAT) visiting Foteviken (SE)
  88. 88. Staff Exchanges (samples) Viminacium visits La Ciutadella Ibèrica de Calafell Number of Participants: 2 from Arheološki Institut (RS) visiting La Ciutadella Ibérica de Calafell (CAT) From the 18th to the 28th of August 2015, La Ciutadella Ibèrica de Calafell has organized a workshop called "International Summer Work Camp 2015". St Fagans Events visit to Archeon Tastery Number of Participants: 1 from St. Fagans (WLS) visiting Archeon (NL) To collect ideas for interpreting historical food in museums. Finding out where the commercial meets the curatorial in modern museum event programming.
  89. 89. Experimental Actions - archaeological remains and objects are tangible remains of past civilizations. They need to be interpreted to give meaning today, and interpretation is dependent on experiments. Experiments are needed to understand how objects were made, how constructions can have looked like and not the least, how people in the past behaved and acted.
  90. 90. Experimental Actions (samples) Everyday life of the past: primitive pottery making & burning Kierikki Stone Age Centre (FI)
  91. 91. Experimental Actions (samples) Working with birch bark
  92. 92. Experimental Actions (samples) Notes concerning the demolishing of the western end of a ten-year-old Stone age row house
  93. 93. Experimental Actions (samples) Impact of fire lighting on thatch temperature
  94. 94. Experimental Actions (samples) Creativity: An exploration through the Bronze Age and contemporary responses to the Bronze Age
  95. 95. Experimental Actions (samples) Workshop University of Hamburg August 2011 Skinning, cutting and cooking a reindeer using only bone and antler tools
  96. 96. Experimental Actions (samples) Felling, de-barking and notching pine trees with stone, bone and antler tools
  97. 97. Experimental Actions (samples) Workshop Smiths in Bronze Age Europe
  98. 98. Experimental Actions (samples) Clothing: drum making workshop
  99. 99. Experimental Actions (samples) Working with wood at 1st Exeter Dialogue with Science Workshop Living Experiments and Educational Days at the Stone Age Park Dithmarschen
  100. 100. Experimental Actions (samples) Prehistoric Fish Trap Reconstruction
  101. 101. Experimental Actions (samples) Reconstructions and interpretation of Medieval Egg Tempera paintings Experiments In Viminacium Making log boat in Kierikki
  102. 102. Experimental Actions (samples) Production of Iberian ceramics (Protohistory)
  103. 103. Experimental Actions (samples) “Art and Technology of bronze”
  104. 104. Experimental Actions (samples) From evidences to facts: the Iberian ironworking chain from an experimental perspective at the Iberian Citadel of Calafell
  105. 105. Experimental Actions (samples) Palaeolithic Art: Practical experiences within classes Experiments on Stone Age Glue Types Reconstruction/building a bronze age house
  106. 106. Experimental Actions (samples) Experimental Archaeology Projects at Kierikki
  107. 107. Experimental Actions (samples) An experimental archaeology project considering the stone slab box furnaces used for iron smelting
  108. 108. Experimental Actions (samples) Making furniture, Bronze age and Iron Age Mobility and Transport in the Neolithic Reconstruction/building an iron age house
  109. 109. Experimental Actions (samples) Exeter Visiting Master Craftsman: Morten Kutschera Exeter Dialogue With Science Usewear analysis: Catalan Institute of Human Paleoecology and Social Evolution (IPHES) Making furniture, Bronze age and Iron Age: Preparation to make iron for tools
  110. 110. Experimental Actions (samples) Rush Cutting with Linda Lemieux Casting bronze experience opened to a wider public at Terramara Park Mobility and Transport in the Neolithic - Experimental Activity week in the Stone Age Park in Albersdorf A Birch-Bark vessel from the Stone Age
  111. 111. OpenArch has several means of bringing our message to those people interested. A huge collections existing of: flyers, brochure, posters, banners, adverts et cetera has been created. As well as small and big shield. Besides that, several websites reach thousands of people.
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  116. 116. Other Products (samples) Community Manager Our websites are being updated several times per week. Here we notify people about new activities and products, updates from our partners and much more. We are active on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, less frequently on Vimeo, Google+ and Slideshare. When OpenArch Partners add events, products or staff exchanges to the website, we pick those up and follow up through social media. The number of tweets and messages on Facebook rises exponentially when we are actually present at such activities. By the end of 2015 we reached about 18,000 followers.
  117. 117. During the project several products are made which we proudly share with our colleagues beyond OpenArch. Some are available on line, others can be ordered at the partner responsible, others viewed at the locations of the partners. The EXARC Journal is published both in hard copy and online and distributed among all members and at different conferences.
  118. 118. Other Products (samples) Starting from 2011, three online issues of EXARC Journal have been published on the website, next to the printed “best of” Digest. From 2014, four online issues of the EXARC Journal were published annually as well as two printed “best of” Digests. The average amount of articles published per year is 50, half of it is open access, the others are for members only, but will be open access two years after publishing. www.journal.exarc.net
  119. 119. Other Products (samples) The film was designed and implemented by Kierikki Stone Age Centre staff, in conjunction with a film company. The film was funded through OpenArch. It tells a one-year course of the Stone Age. Ploy is a child's growth story and also the Stone Age village of survival in difficult conditions. SUN STONE / Aurinkokivi DVD 16 minutes - For all Ages Available at Kierikki Stone Age Centre
  120. 120. Other Products (samples) Handbook on Communication and PR. It includes Strategies for Archaeological Open- Air Museums. The book exists out of six themes: 1. People Matter, 2. Digital PR, 3. Combining Social Media and Print Marketing, 4. Printed & Tangible PR products, 5. Media & Going Public, 6. How to Organise an (International) Public Event. Available at EXARC, check also www.slideshare.net/EXARC/pr-book-for- archaeological-openair-museums-presentation-august-2014
  121. 121. Other Products (samples) "Iberians: The Secret Of Iron" is a documentary about Iberian ironworking processes based on the experimental archaeology works which took place at La Ciutadella Ibèrica de Calafell in April 2014. Both film and experiment are part of the EU Culture Programme OpenArch. Movie: "Iberians: The Secret Of Iron" 9,5 minutes - For all Ages available: http://vimeo.com/105034887
  122. 122. Other Products (samples) Proceedings-Book about Archaeology and Crafts The book "Archaeology and Crafts - Experiences and Experiments on traditional skills and handicrafts in Archaeological Open Air Museum ins Europe" sums up the results of the International Conference in Albersdorf in autumn 2013, as well as further research of the OpenArch-Project in the framework of the Workpackage No. 4. Priorities are set up by research on prehistorical working with stone, on early bronze casting and practical usage of prehistoric tools. A compilation of some of the handicraft and skills activities with their experiences and results has been made into “Guideline Manual” online http://journal.exarc.net/dialogue-with-skills-openarch-2011-2015
  123. 123. Other Products (samples) This film is one of the concrete products of the articulated project "Smiths in Bronze Age Europe", conducted by the Modena Museum during these 5 years in the frame of OpenArch WP4. The project saw the development of a research whose aim is to expand knowledge of both the tools and the techniques of the Terramare metallurgists. Movie: "Smiths in Bronze Age Europe" 10 minutes - For all Ages available: https://vimeo.com/140048018
  124. 124. Other Products (samples) Guidebook for Live Interpretation in AOAM As part of the WP3 activities, Archeon decided to publish a guide on the use of Live Interpretation in Archaeological Open-Air Museums. This booklet should become an industry standard for museums considering using Live Interpretation, or museums who are already using actors to interpret the past for their visitors. Central to the concept of the guidebook is the idea that Live Interpretation is one of the best ways to provide both an entertaining and educational experience for museum visitors - both in AOAM and more 'traditional' museums. Available at http://openarch.eu/work-packages/products/guidebook-live-interpretation-aoam
  125. 125. Other Products (samples) In this film, different techniques for interacting with visitors in AOAMs are presented, in order to create a tool that can be used by AOAMs throughout Europe and the world. The content was made up of existing and new footage, interviews, a voice-over and subtitles. The footage was provided by the OpenArch partners, filming and post-production were done by Viminacium, while Archeon provided the script. Movie: "Interaction with Visitors in Archaeological Open-Air Museums" 16.5 minutes - For all Ages available: https://vimeo.com/150406695
  126. 126. Other Products (samples) AOAMs and the dialogue with the museum community The main output of work package 6 is a publication which aims to be helpful for all AOAMs across Europe in a very specific subject: the links of the AOAMs with the museum world. Many AOAMs are already working together with national museums or museum organisations (i.e ICOM). However, within the AOAM category, there are many realities. Available at http://openarch.eu/work-packages/products/wp6- publication-aoams-and-dialogue-museum- community
  127. 127. Other Products (samples) The life cycle of structures in experimental archaeology: an object biography approach Editors: Linda Hurcombe and Penny Cunningham The focus of Archaeological Open-Air Museums (AOAMs) is to present both the tangible and intangible past to the public. The tangible parts of AOAMs are the archaeological remains and the reconstructions. The intangible and, in some respects the most interesting part of an AOAM, is the story of the people the museum represents. This volume explores the research and visitor agendas of structures and their life cycles as they are experienced by experimental archaeology projects and AOAMs.
  128. 128. Other Products (samples) Management of Open-Air Museums This manual is hopefully the starting point of managing an open air museum. Thanks to the OpenArch project we have been able to collect and analyse the practices and routines of open-air museums from all over Europe. This manual will show and teach you valuable skills and techniques. Available at http://openarch.eu/work- packages/products/management-open-air-museums
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