CEMEC is a new international project that connects both the collections and curators of a list of prominent European museums. Moobels was invited to participate in this project as a technical partner focusing on digitization of historical artifacts. Last week we took part in the kick-off meeting in Amsterdam.


Most museums are experiencing the need to reach audiences and collaborate in new ways, while at the same time become most cost-effective. To provide an answer to this need, a new project called CEMEC was launched last week at the excellent Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam. The project’s name is short for “Connecting Early Medieval European Collections” and it aims to provide a new business model for durable collaboration on a network / exchange basis between it’s partners.

New ways of digital data acquisition and sharing (digital) content on collections and objects will be an essential part of this project. In collaboration with internationally renowned technical partners, and curatorial expertise a ‘new museography’ will be shaped that addresses not only the essential need to reach new audiences, but will also lead to new ways of collaboration and approaches to sharing and exchange of cultural assets (collections).


In order to establish this network, CEMEC will create a mobile exhibition (at 3 venues) and 5 national presentations with generic curatorial content, together with technical partners and the associated scientific partners, who will be able to create on-going spin-off research.

Moobels will be taking part in this 4 year program as a technical & creative partner. Our focus wil be the 3D-digitization of all the selected museum artifacts that will be on display in the exhibition. Together with NoHo, CNR-ITABC, Evoca and Frauenhofer-IGD we will be creating digital experiences for the exhibition, as well as provide technical know-how and advice.

We feel very privileged to be working with the following musea and institutes in this project:

  • Allard Pierson Museum, University of Amsterdam, University Leiden, University of Utrecht
  • LVR-Landes Museum Bonn, University Bonn
  • Hungarian National Museum, Eötvös Lóránd University Budapest
  • Byzantine and Christian Museum Athens
  • Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerch ITABC, National Museum for Early Middle Ages Rome
  • Institute of Iberian Archaeology, Museum of Jaen
  • University College Dublin, National Museum Ireland
  • Swedish Historical Museum,
  • Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Technical / creative partners

  • DEN foundation (NL)
  • CNR-ITABC (It)
  • EVOCA (It)
  • NoHo (Ir)
  • Fraunhofer-IGD (D)
  • Moobels (NL)

We are looking forward to working with this international team of experts and are committed to deliver stellar results.

More on CEMEC soon.