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Sharing knowledge with the public means, in archaeology, a presentation of archaeological remains. A free exhibition will open in June 2012 centred around the replica of the boat built in Dover over the winter. Whilst Bronze Age maritime archaeology will be at its heart, several topics will be addressed: the environment, the boat and maritime archaeology, travel and exchange in the Bronze Age, specialised craftworking, and food and housing for a family around 1550 BC. The gold treasure of Guînes (Pas-de-Calais), kept at the French National Archaeology Museum (MAN), will be displayed to the public for the first time in the area of its discovery. Finds from France (from local excavations and MAN), Flanders and England (from Dover Museum and the British Museum) will be brought together for the first time. Films of excavations, experimental archaeology, 3D reconstructions and multimedia presentations will all form part of the exhibition.  Particular attention will be given to children who will benefit from specially written information.

The exhibition will be in three languages; French, English and Flemish.  It will open in Boulogne-sur-Mer in June 2012, then in Flanders (Velzeke, Belgium) in January 2013 and then in Dover at the beginning of the summer of 2013.

A catalogue will be published to accompany the exhibition, again in three languages, published by éditions Somogy.  Special care will be taken to ensure the text will be as accessible to as many people as possible, accompanied by high quality graphics. The public will also receive a free booklet about the education, either an adult’s or child’s version, once more in three languages.