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EXARC Archaeology and Open Air Museums and the Sustainable Development Goals

“How do the SDGs relate to archaeology and open-air museums? How can archaeology, and archaeologists, contribute to achieving the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?


Cultural heritage professionals inherently care about sustainability. Preservation of cultural heritage is linked to preservation of humanity and our planet, and archaeology provides a unique insight into this relationship. From site survey to the excavation, to conservation of artefacts and biodiversity, from social impact to environmental, archaeologists and open-air museums have a pivotal role to play in communicating and educating about sustainability.”