Projects

Archeo Interface is meaning to link between those who in their daily life work with archaeology and those who are accidentally or professionally interested in the past. Not only an answer to the question “how” did we do that in the past, cooking food, constructing a house, living, but as well: “why” did they do it that way, what was the culture, what used to be obvious in the past but is not anymore now? The past only is useful if it is relevant to the future.

Director AFM (DE)

From: 
2013 to 2016

Following on Paardekoopers 2012 PhD dissertation at the University of Exeter discussing the use of archaeological open-air museums and with his long standing experience with archaeological open-air museums Europe-wide Paardekooper now got the chance of running such a museum...

Megalithic Routes

From: 
2014 to 2015

Megalithic Routes e.V. is an association going back on a German initiative from 2004 to create routes along megalithic monuments. With about 15 members in six countries by 2014, the ambition was set to become more professional and also enlarge the circle of members and routes...

EXARC

From: 
2000
EXARC

With members in over 30 countries, EXARC offers a strong supportive network. Roeland Paardekooper was one of the co-founders of this network in 2001 and has been active as director of it ever since. In EXARC experimental archaeologists, staff at archaeological open-air museums...

Ædicula

From: 
2012 to 2013

Under the name Ædicula, Paardekooper organised a meeting in Sweden in January 2013 to write a project application. six archaeological open-air museums from five countries, all EXARC members, joined in a plan about adult education themed with early Christian wooden churches...

OpenArch

From: 
2010 to 2012
OpenArch - Workshop at Parco Montale, April 2012

OpenArch combines many ambitions of both Paardekooper and EXARC. The core is about improving the dialogue in archaeological open-air museums with the public, with crafts and with science. Besides that, attention is paid to good contacts with...

Didarchtik

From: 
2010 to 2012
Didarchtik in Kanzach

In 2010-2012 a two year long so called “Grundtvig Learning Partnership” was active, by the name Didarchtik. This was in fact a decentralised project meaning the framework was created at the beginning, the reporting was done at the end, but the two-year project itself...

Zeitgeist

From: 
2010 to 2012
Zeitgeist at Hunebedcentrum

There was much interest when Paardekooper informed the EXARC members by the end of 2009 about the possibility for a simple international project under the flag of the EU Lifelong Learning Project (LLLP). In the end, 15 EXARC members intended to participate...

Time Travel

From: 
2009 to 2011
Time Travel - Photogrammetry and Visualization

Coming from the background of the large interest for time travel in all its ways this project focussed on the different ways society is using time travelling. What role do the past and the future play today? What tools do people choose to travel to the past...

liveARCH

From: 
2006 to 2009
liveARCH, meeting in Scotland, 2007

After many preparations and under the coordination of the Eindhoven Museum, a group of 4 people: Roeland Paardekooper, Geir Sør-Reime, Björn Jakobsen & Bert van Valburg wrote an EU Culture 2000 Application...

RACM

From: 
2006 to 2007
RACM website

For RACM (National Service for Archaeology, Culture Landscape and Monuments), in the past ROB, in 2006 an inventory was made of 25 archaeological open air centres, spread across Europe. These serve as example and inspiration for those in the Netherlands who...

Swifterkamp

From: 
2006 to 2007
Swifterkamp

From 1987 onwards, there is a prehistoric-newly constructed settlement in the Natuurpark at Lelystad. When the first (Bronze Age) farm was constructed, Paardekooper spent many weekends and work weeks there. Ever since, much has happened...

Ludger Church

From: 
2001 to 2006
Saint Ludger church in Zelhem

In 2001, a short documentary appeared on national television. In Zelhem, a simple first church was constructed – temporarily – as reminder that 1200 years before at that same spot, Saint Ludger founded the first little church...