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Our Partners


Connecting Early Medieval European Collections (CEMEC) is an EU-funded cooperation project that aims to create a collaborative network, and a cost-effective business model, between eight European museum collections and six technical partners.

Drawing on objects from participating museum collections, the project will produce ‘CROSSROADS’, a travelling exhibition focusing on connectivity and cultural exchange during the Early Middle Ages (300 -1000) in Europe.


CEMEC partners include national and regional museums, universities and technical experts from across Europe. Drawing on their museum collections and using the latest technologies, the partners seek to identify connections between societies in the Early Medieval period, helping to further the aim of “illuminating the Dark Ages” for European audiences.


"Crossroads" Evaluated

One of the main aims of the CEMEC project is to produce a travelling exhibition – starting in Amsterdam in September 2017, with the opening of the Crossroads exhibition. Another goal of the CEMEC project is to evaluate these exhibitions, so that the results from these evaluations may be used to make the exhibition at the next venue even better – and that is my job!


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Audiovisual contents in the Crossroads exhibition

We are proud to present two trailers to the audiovisual productions now on view at the Crossroads exhibition in the Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam:

Crossroads introduction (Trailer) from Noho on Vimeo.

Kunagota sword (Trailer) from CNR-ITABC / E.V.O.C.A. on Vimeo.

The full movies – and much more! – are to be seen in Amsterdam (until 11 February 2018), with special thanks to the technical partners in the CEMEC project:

  • NoHo in Dublin created an introduction movie and animations on the travelers, the key figures in the exhibition.
  • Moobels in Hilversum, Fraunhofer IGD in Darmstadt and CNR-ITABC in Rome made 3D scans of many objects from the partner museums.
  • NoHo integrated the scans and other digital content from the museums in an interactive ‘Cross Culture Timeline’, projected on panoramic screens.
  • CNR-ITABC and E.V.O.C.A. in Rome created holographic animations bringing to life four key objects in the exhibitions, including the ‘Kunagota sword’ from the Hungarian National Museum in Budapest.
  • Moobels created animations to present, in a visual way, context information to two objects in the exhibition, by showing how they were used in the past.
  • Architectura Virtualis extended an existing animation of migration patterns throughout Europe in the Early Middle Ages that is projected on the floor.
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