meSch - material encounters with digital cultural heritage

Daniela Petrelli, Elena Not, Areti Damala, Dick van Dijk, Monika Lechner

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

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The meSch project, Material Encounters with Digital Cultural Heritage, has the goal of designing, developing and deploying tools for the creation of tangible interactives that will connect the physical experience of heritage with relevant
digital cross-media information in novel ways. A wealth of digital cultural
heritage content is available in on-line repositories and archives, but is used in a limited way and through rather static modes of delivery. meSch enables heritage professionals to create physical artifacts enriched by digital content without the need for specialised technical knowledge. The approach adopted is grounded on principles of co-design, the broad participation of designers, developers and stakeholders into the process, and on a Do-It-Yourself philosophy to making and experimentation. The ambition of the project is to enable the creation of an open community of cultural heritage institutions driving and sharing a new generation of physical/digital museum interactives.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital Heritage
Subtitle of host publicationProgress in Cultural Heritage. Documentation, Preservation, and Protection. 5th International Conference, EuroMed 2014, Limassol, Cyprus, November 3-8, 2014, Proceedings
EditorsMarinos Ioannides, Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann, Eleanor Fink, Roko Žarnić, Alex-Yianing Yen, Ewald Quak
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783319136943
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2015
Event5th International Euro-Mediterranean Conference (EuroMed 2014) - Limassol, Cyprus
Duration: 3 Nov 20148 Nov 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


Conference5th International Euro-Mediterranean Conference (EuroMed 2014)


  • museum
  • cultural heritage
  • tangible interaction
  • embodied interaction
  • experience design
  • DIY
  • co-design
  • interaction design


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