meSch project achieves first milestone

The project’s first annual review meeting with EU project reviewers took place on March 24th and 25th 2014 at the Allard Pierson Museum, Amsterdam. Having already had a long review preparation weekend on the 22nd and 23rd of March, it was a very demanding few days for all of the participants who had traveled from all over Europe to attend the review meeting. Fortunately the hard work paid off and it resulted in a very successful outcome for the project.

During the first day of the review each Work Package leader gave a presentation on the progress of their Work Package throughout the first year 1 of the project. This was followed by a series of question and answer sessions and plenty of discussions between the reviewers and project members.

meSch coodrinator Daniela Petrelli presenting WP 9 Project management and coordination.

meSch coodrinator Daniela Petrelli presenting WP 9 – Project management and coordination.

Following this representatives from SHU, USTUTT and WAAG demonstrated their meSch prototypes to the reviewers in the ‘Greek World’ section of the Allard Pierson Museum, using objects and content from both the Allard Pierson Museum itself and the other meSch museum partners, Museon and the Museo Storico Italiano della Guerra.
Demonstration of the "vibrating egg" prototype by Mark Marshall from SHU and Merel van der Vaart (APM). From left to right: Laia Pujol, Albert Gauthier, Mark Marshall, Merel van der Vaart, Maria Roussou.

Demonstration of the much discussed “vibrating egg” prototype during the review in the Greek section of the Allard Pierson Museum. Amsterdam. From left to right: Laia Pujol, Albert Gauthier, Mark Marshall, Merel van der Vaart, Maria Roussou.

The second day of the review began with the remaining work package presentations, before a break to allow the reviewers to have a detailed discussion and develop their feedback to the project. This was followed by stimulating and detailed discussions with the review committee about various aspects of the project valuable comment and constructive criticism was provided about the project going forward in to year 2. Overall the outcome of the review was a great success; we received extremely positive feedback from the reviewers who, during their final conclusions, commented on the excellent progress that had been made and the high standard of work that had been produced so far. After the review Professor Daniela Petrelli (meSch Project Coordinator) was delighted by the outcome and thanked everyone who attended the review and those who stayed at home for their effort and outstanding work throughout the year, adding: “You surely know by now that the review went really well, in my view it could not have been better “. Curious about what we have achieved in year one? Have a look at our overview and do stay in touch by subscribing to our newsletter (in the right sidebar!).