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Connecting Early Medieval European Collections (CEMEC) was an EU-funded cooperation project between seven European museums, five Universities and six technical partners from October 2015 through September 2019.

The project produced a travelling exhibition on connectivity and exchange during the Early Middle Ages (300-1000) in Europe, a set of high quality 3D models and a number of digital applications and animations to enrich the exhibition experience. This included the interactive Cross Culture Timeline  an easy-to-use application for making engaging interactive timelines for cultural heritage, that will be launched as a standalone product by the project partners in 2020.

Lessons learned from the project have been published in the online publication How the Middle Ages brought European institutions together


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.


CEMEC exhibition now on view at the LVR-LandesMuseum in Bonn

From 15 November 2018 through 25 August 2019, the LVR-LandesMuseum in Bonn presents the exhibition Europa in Bewegung. Lebenswelten im frühen Mittelalter (‘Europe on the Move. A Journey through the Early Middle Ages’). After Amsterdam and Athens, this is the third venue of the international exhibition that has been developed in the framework of the CEMEC project.


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CEMEC exhibition on view at the Byzantine & Christian Museum in Athens

From 18 May through 10 October 2018, the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports in joint collaboration with the Byzantine and Christian Museum, present the temporary exhibition “Byzantium and the Others in the First Millennium: An Empire of stability in a turbulent era”.


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