For the European Textile Forum 2012, we will be hosted by the brand-new Labor für Experimentelle Archäologie (LEA) in Mayen, Germany.
This Laboratory for Experimental Archeology is being established by the district Mayen-Koblenz, the town of Mayen and the Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum (RGZM) in Mainz. The Laboratory address is An den Mühlsteinen 7, Mayen. At the core of the Laboratory will be possibilities for running archaeological experiments with iron, non-ferrous metals, glass, pottery and textiles; an open space for outdoor experiments will also be available. An archaeological technician and an executive/managing scientist will be part of the staff.pictures copyright: Benny Streubel/RGZM
The Laboratory is intended not only for the research projects of the RGZM, but also to be a place for cooperation and networking in research, teaching, communication and marketing. The aim is to provide the necessary infrastructure for high-quality experimental archaeology.
With these aims, we feel that the Textile Forum and the new LEA have a lot in common, and we are extremely happy for the opportunity to hold the Forum at this brand-new place. The official opening is scheduled to take place not long before the Forum week, so we will be the first group to have an event there.
If you are interested, you can read more about the Laboratory (German language article with short English summary) here.
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