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ARCLAND: Archaeolandscapes Europe

The ultimate aim of the ARCLAND network is the use throughout Europe of aerial survey and ‘remote sensing’ so that to promote understanding, conservation and public enjoyment of the shared landscape and archaeological heritage of the countries of the European Union. 

The project presents the culmination of a growing European cooperation from the mid-1990s onwards. Now federating 34 prestigious institutions in the field of archaeology and heritage protection from 26 separate countries, it will bring that process to a sustainable and self-supporting future as the long-term legacy of this and earlier EU-assisted initiatives.

The central theme of concerted action and cooperation will be stressed through annual meetings of the whole of the membership and the project’s Management Board, to agree policy, review progress and plan new initiatives. Much of the project’s work, however, will be undertaken through specialist ‘focus groups’ and carefully structured ‘work-packs’ setting out operational programmes and timetables for each of the project’s eight key objectives or ‘Actions’.

Dialogue with target groups in the community will focus on multilingual and interactive web-based presentation. Use will also be made of leaflets, booklets and more substantial publications to engage both with ordinary citizens and with specialists in various aspects of heritage exploration, management and presentation.

The project’s long-term legacy will be better appreciation of the landscape and archaeological heritage of Europe, closer contact between heritage professionals and the general public, more effective conservation of the shared cultural heritage, the international sharing of skills and employment opportunities, better public and professional education, the wider use of archive resources and modern survey techniques, and higher professional standards in landscape exploration and conservation.

Contact person

Dr. Sorin Hermon
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Tel. +357 22208654

Additional Info

  • Acronym: ARCLAND
  • Center: STARC
  • Funding Source: EC - Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency
  • CyI Funding: €112,500
  • Funding Period: 60 months
  • Starting Date: 15/09/2010
  • End Date: 14/09/2015
  • Coordinator: Roman-Germanic Commission/German Archaeological Institute
  • Partners:

    In Flanders Field Museum, Ypres (BE), The Cyprus Institute (STARC), (CY), Holstebro Museum, (DK), State Office for Cultural Heritage Management Baden-Wuerttemberg, Esslingen (DE), Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH) (EL), Directorate of Baranya County Museums (HU), Institute of Archaeology (IS), The Discovery Programme (IE), UCD School of Archaeology (IE), University of Foggia (IT), University of Salento (Lecce) (IT), University of Siena (IT), University of Klaipeda (LT), University of Leiden (NL), Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU) (NO), Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań (PL), Institutul de Memorie Culturala (CIMEC) (RO), Institute of Archaeology, Belgrade, Serbia, Archaeological Institute of Slovak Academy of Sciences (SK), Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (SI), University of Ljubljana (SI), Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) (ES), English Heritage (UK), Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (UK), University of Exeter (UK), University of Glasgow (UK), University of Vienna (AT), University of West Bohemia (CZ), National Heritage Board of Estonia (EE), National Museum of the Faroe Islands, Aalto University School of Science and Technology (FI), Université de Franche Comté (FR), University of Applied Sciences - i3mainz (DE), University of Bamberg (DE), University of Frankfurt (DE), Aerial Archaeology Research Group (?), Culture Lab - International Cultural Expertise (BE), Dutch Expertise Centre for Archaeological Remote Sensing (NL), Dundalk Institute of Technology (IE), Latvian Academy of Culture (LV), University of Granada (ES), University of Uppsala (SE), University of Ulster (UK), Landscape & Geophysical Services (IE), Macquarie University, NSW (AUS), The DART Project - University of Leeds (UK), Leuven University (BE), Department of Earth and Environment of the Italian National Research Council (IT), University of Zagreb, Croatia (?), VU Amsterdam (NL), Moesgaard Museum (DK), The Rathcroghan Heritage Centre (IE), The Landscape Research Centre (UK), Polytechnic Institute of Tomar University (PT)

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