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Two projects successfully completed

EXARC had two adult learning projects running for two years from August 1st 2010 onward. These projects, Didarchtik & Zeitgeist, were about adult education in archaeological open-air museums. EXARC was the Coordinator of Didarchtik, and took an advisable role in Zeitgeist.
Dozens of people from 14 EXARC members have visited each other extensively, taking a look in each other’s kitchen...

Conclusion of the Zeitgeist Project

July 2012, two of our EU cooperation projects have come to a conclusion. Both are Grundtvig Lifelong Learning Partnerships about understanding adult learning in archaeological open-air museums. We learned from first hand experiences and found out how to improve our offer for adults. Both projects lasted two years.

An online glossary in 10 languages

One wish of EXARC has come true: over the past two years 15 members have cooperated in two Grundtvig Learning Partnerships (Didarchtik and Zeitgeist) and as one of the results from that, we now have got an online glossary with words we often use and cannot find easily in dictionaries.

Shadowlands exhibition from Wales tours to the Netherlands

Early June, cooperation between the Hunebedcentrum (NL) and St Fagans (WLS) resulted in an exhibition. This is a presentation of Welsh megalithic monuments, their history and purpose through times. ‘Shadowlands’ as the exhibition is called would never find its way to the Netherlands if not both museums had met in the backdrop of the OpenArch project...

Zeitgeist workshop in Oerlinghausen, February 2012

Zeitgeist had a workshop in Oerlinghausen, Germany, 28 February – 2 March. Even though we are working together for already 1.5 years, we still welcome many new faces at our workshops. This time we could welcome some more archaeologists from the Netherlands who had recently started working at Hunebedcentrum for example...

Visit the largest open-air museum in Germany with Zeitgeist

End of February, the 5th workshop of Zeitgeist will take place in Oerlinghausen, Germany. The six partner museums will get together to work with unusual methods how to address adults in archaeological open-air museums and how to educate about the reconstructed past. Check Zeitgeist website for more information...

Conference: Bringing archaeology to life - New ways to reach the public - a report

The conference “How to bring archaeology” to life was held from October 3rd - 7th 2011 at the Hunebedcentre in Borger, the Netherlands. Organisers were the project Zeitgeist, the project OpenArch, EXARC and the Hunebedcentre. The conference was a huge success with almost 100 participants from about ten countries. During the conference, attention was paid to different ways to...

A fairytale

Once upon a time a man in Landa was blamed for not have been swimming in the ice cold fjords of a country nearly next to the Northpole. Although he tried to explain the hard conditions, nobody believed him, because there have been two great story tellers which swam in the fjord. Nobody foreboded, that those handsome women have been meermaids trying to cluck men to their kingdom and ...

Zeitgeist in Landa

Zeitgeist met with 24 participants from Norway, Germany, Catalonia and the Netherlands in and around Stavanger 6-9 July. With people from 6 museums and some extra people added to this, we discussed the value of storytelling in archaeological open-air museums...

Zeitgeist website on line

Valentine’s Day 2011 was the start of a new website, Zeitgeist got the honours. It is the first of EXARC’s websites which is made as a Content Management System, meaning all members in this partnership can change and add content – exactly how a partnership should work. It is funded from the money the partners had received from Grundtvig for this partnership. With this, Zeitgeist has some tools for their project...

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