meSch: the ultimate cultural experience

Do you want to experience the power of a beautiful or interesting museum object with your whole body? With our new project meSch (Material EncouterS with digital Cultural Heritage) we are going to explore how we can let people hear the stories behind heritage objects directly and immediately, in this way enriching the experience of European cultural heritage.

meSch connects physical and digital heritage collections by adding digital properties and information to objects. This makes physical or sensory interaction with heritage possible without a computer, tablet or phone. Within this project, our co-design method is a key element: we develop and evaluate the tools and services with the public, curators, artists and designers in an iterative process. Furthermore, three case studies will be executed in various museums and exhibition spaces. In this way, we can test let the end-users test our prototypes.