University of Amsterdam / Allard Pierson Museum
The University of Amsterdam / Allard Pierson Museum (UoA-APM) is the archaeological museum of the University of Amsterdam in The Netherlands. It shows the ancient civilizations of ancient Egypt, the Near East, the Greek World, Etruria and the Roman Empire. Furthermore the museum runs different projects on Virtual Museums and is currently running a Virtual Museum Laboratory, integrated in the permanent exhibition of the museum in which we can test and evaluate new or existing ict-applications.
Role in the project: We want to bring in our use-cases (and the collection) in order to evaluate in house, where we can use the existing Virtual Museum Laboratory. The UoA-APM Pierson Museum functions as an evaluation laboratory and can be the main partner to address evaluation issues.
- Wim Hupperetz PhD. Director of the UoA-APM Pierson Museum, the archaeological Museum of the University of Amsterdam. He is a trained archaeologist and heritage specialist in the field of museology, cultural landscape and urban environment focused on extra value through a multidisciplinary approach and ICT applications. Specializing in work related to museology, archaeology, town-planning and historical research aimed at heritage issues.
- Jaap Kamps PhD. He is assistant professor of Information Retrieval at the Faculty of Humanities at the Institute for Logic, Language, and Computation from the University of Amsterdam. His research covers various aspects of Information Storage and Retrieval. IR evaluation efforts: INEX: INititative for the Evaluation of XML Retrieval; SIMINT: SIGIR 2010 Workshop on Simulation of Interaction: Automated Evaluation of Interactive IR; IREVAL: SIGIR 2009 Workshop on the Future of IR Evaluation.
- Merel van der Vaart is PhD candidate with UoA-APM, focusing her research on the user experience & usability of the Smart Object technology. Merel holds degrees in Museology (Reinwardt Academy, NL) and Language & Culture Studies (Utrecht University, NL) and an MA in Museum Studies (University of Leicester, UK). Her special interests include: the museum as a meeting point for people, objects and information; audience engagement, participation & co-creation; social interaction in the museum context; and merging online and on-site experiences.
- Jan Bolten is Coordinator of the Heritage Lab of the University of Amsterdam and is a teacher in exhibition practice at the University of Amsterdam. He has degrees in art and museology.
- Diana Ransgaard Sørensen was involved in the meSch project until December 2013. She holds a MSc degree in Library and Information Science from The Royal School of Library and Information Science in Copenhagen, Denmark. She did her MSc project in the Netherlands with Prof. Antal van den Bosch at Radboud University. She has published in the domain of information retrieval and integrated search. She was a PhD candidate at UoA-APM.
- S. Hadi Hashemi is a Computer Science PhD candidate at the University of Amsterdam, and he is doing his PhD under the supervision of Dr. Jaap Kamps. He is working in the EU-meSch project since May 2014. His general research interests lie in Information Retrieval and Data Mining.