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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...

Zeitgeist in the Pyrenees

February 2nd - 5th, 2011 Early February, Zeitgeist had its second meeting - a first real workshop on some of the themes of the project. For this, 25 people joined in Catalonia for an intensive two-day session. After staying in Hotel Campus at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (which is a training facility for young adults entering the hotel and restaurant business) we got detailed presentations...