Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) is coordinating the meSch project. Sheffield Hallam University is one of the largest universities in the UK, with more than 30.000 students and 4.000 staff, offering approximately 610 different courses. Four departments within SHU are taking part in the meSch project, including two research centres at the The Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute (C3RI).
The University of Limerick (Ireland) is an independent, internationally focussed university with over 12.000 students and 1.400 staff. It is a young, energetic and enterprising university with a proud record of innovation in education and excellence in research and scholarship. The University of Limerick (UL) participates in meSch with the Interaction Design Centre. The Interaction Design Centre is a multidisciplinary research group involved at international, national and regional levels in research and consultancy in many areas that explore the evolving relation of people to technology in all its forms.
Stichting Waag Society (WAAG) is an institute for Art, Science and Technology in The Netherlands. Waag Society develops technology for social innovation. It is an interdisciplinary non-profit media lab researching, developing and experimenting with technology, art and culture. The organisations vision is that technology determines society’s present and future and people have to be able to understand it, use it and influence its course.
The University of Strathclyde (UoS) in Glasgow is the third largest university in Scotland, UK. UoS is involved in meSch with the Department of Computer and Information Sciences. The department has 30 academic and research staff and supports a strong and diverse portfolio of user and information-centred research.
eCTRL Solutions (ECTRL) is a spin off company of Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK), a research center of the Autonomous Province of Trento in Italy. eCTRL has been founded to further develop and market the research results of the center in the fields of recommender systems for e-commerce and tourism.
The Digitaal Erfgoed Nederland Foundation (DEN) is the Dutch knowledge center for digital heritage. DEN supports archives, museums and other heritage institutions in the Netherlands to improve their digital strategies and services.
The University of Stuttgart (USTUTT) is situated in the middle of a highly dynamic economic region with a worldwide reputation for excellence in the fields of mobile and information technology, production, process engineering as well as in life sciences. The Institute for Visualization and Interactive Systems within the University of Stuttgart is internationally renowned for its excellence in research and development in the areas of computer graphics, visualization, and interactive systems.
University Carlos III Madrid (UC3M) in Spain has a strong international focus, a high quality faculty of more than 1.700, and a student body numbering more than 18.000. People involved in meSch are affiliated with the Institute of Culture and Technology or The Computer Science Department. The DEI Lab at the Computer Science Department in particular, is concerned with investigating, developing, and transferring technology in the fields of web engineering, social networks, and novel interaction paradigms.
Museo Storico Italiano della Guerra (MdG), or the Italian Historical War Museum, welcomes 40.000 visitors a year and is the reference point for 19 local museums all related to the Great War. It also looks after a number of archaeological remains, mainly forts and trenches. The museum has a permanent collection on display and a temporary exhibition space. It hosts historical archives, a photographic library and stores a large collection on artifacts ranging from personal belongings to artillery. The Italian Historical War Museum has also an educational role and organizes events for schools both indoor and outdoor. It offers a consultancy service for researchers, public and local authorities.
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.
The Museon (MUSEON) is an interactive museum for culture and science in The Netherlands. It is Museon’s ambition to inspire people to discover the world around them and educate themselves. It is also our mission to encourage people to treat the earth with respect. Museon seeks to realise its ambitions by offering visitors a dynamic and museological learning environment covering both existing and future topics. Our main target groups are families and schools. The museum welcomes around 170.000 visitors yearly.
Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK), is a private non-profit research centre in Italy working for the public interest. Established by the Government of the Autonomous Province of Trento, FBK employs 350 researchers, graduates, post-doc students, and visiting professors. FBK participates in meSch with the Centre for Information Technology whose research focuses on key areas of information technology with the aim to provide a practical and experimental evidence of its added value for the market, cultural growth, and social welfare.
Material Encounters with digital Cultural Heritage