Quality and Sustainability meeting in Sweden
liveARCH in Sweden November 7th - 11th, 2007 the 3rd liveARCH meeting took place in Sweden, focussing on the dialogue with visitors as well as on "Quality and Sustainability": a very ambitious concept which will probably be adjusted during the process. It should cover the partner's needs, especially towards the quality of the product they offer the public and the way they organise this product including the quality of living history groups and events. The 3rd liveARCH meeting (SE '07) was a success. It was a great bonding experience for the team, and served as an excellent 'eye-opener' for individuals who had not been fully aware of the extent of the liveARCH project, its aims, and its proposed outputs. It also made them understand the amount of work involved, particularly for their own directors but also for all the partners. The feel-good factor and sharing of ideas with colleagues resulted in many good ideas and suggestions.
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Name Fotevikens Museum
Country Sweden
Quality and Sustainability Development
Themes

Quality & Sustainability Development

Coordination:
Fotevikens Museum, Sweden
Description
Presentation of existing quality manuals, both more general and specific ones made for living history museums. Discussion on adaptation by the co-organisers. Self evaluation by the co-organisers according to approved standards; each partner produces a quality development plan.

The objectives
Enhancement of the visitor experience as well as the professionalism of the co-organisers. The co-organisers will be more conscious of the concepts behind authenticity, accuracy and academic research in the fields of reconstructions of buildings and landscapes, artefacts and behaviour.

Involvement of the co-organisers
Each co-organiser will execute a self evaluation which will lead to an individual quality development plan.

Target group
The 8 co-organisers.

Indicative timetable
The quality development will be addressed continuously during the length of the project.

Expected results
▪   Manuals on quality assessment at living history museums;
▪   Eight quality development plans;
▪   Increased awareness on quality issues among all co-organisers.