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Erik Bär

Bunker for Free

Anno, the organisation that recently stopped its activities has been at the front end of reaching wide audiences with historical subjects. They had different tactics, but one of the most effective ones was to go where the action is. Don’t wait untill your audience comes to you, just go where …

A Spiritual Act

Obviously churches are built for spiritual purposes, but it is sometimes difficult to maintain that role in nowadays society. In many places …

Digging Together

In the North of England there is a visitor centre devoted to archeology, appropriately called the DIG. It has different activities and …

What do these paintings tell?

Old paintings are full of stories, known to some, but forgotten to most. They come from the time when many people could …

Galloroman glitter & glamour

The Galloroman museum Vessuna is an outstanding example of how to present scruffy stuff in a glamorous way. Well designed, in a …

Stonehenge forever

One might argue that this has nothing to do with heritage communication: just a wide field with standing stones, flying birds and …

Authentic Activity

At the Zuiderzeemuseum in Enkhuizen time stood still. Unfashionable nostalgia to some, important heritage to others. Although it is a matter of …

Puy du Fou

Puy du Fou is an historical themepark that seems mostly overlooked outside of France and that a real pity. I stumbled upon …

personal news

At the Archives of Utrecht the history of the city is presented in many words and images. Stories of times long gone …

Duisburg Diving

What do you do when you literally have hundreds of square kilometers of industrial heritage? That was the challenge for the vast …

Limesquaestio

The Limes, former border of the Roman empire ranged from Scotland to Morocco and crossed the Netherlands as well. A great (hi)story, …

bathhouse Augusta Raurica

One the bigger archeological sites in Europe is in Basel, Switzerland. It took me about a day to walk around former Augusta …

Caesars crime scene in Rome

The emperor is dead, long live the emperor! Arguably there a no cities in the world with more archaeology than Rome and …