OpenArch is a Culture project, building on the success of EXARC. We have good experience in international cooperation, and now intensify that by joining forces of 10 museums and EXARC itself.
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 (houses, ships, complete environments). 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 partnership, but one or two partner will coordinate them.
The fifth OpenArch conference in Archeon, from 22-26 of April, was a success, the targets were achieved. The 11 partners in the EU-funded project attended lectures, participated in workshops and held meetings on the Dialogue with the Visitor, dealing with issues that are universal for Archaeological Open Air Museums (AOAM) throughout Europe and even the world. The conference also gave opportunities to meet professionals and like-minded individuals from diverse disciplines and organisations.