Monthly Archives: April 2021

Kick-off meeting

The project’s first meeting will take place on 25 May 2021 and will be held virtually (in the comfort of your homes or offices).

The main objectives of this event encompass at once scientific and administrative aspects of project implementation:

  • To inform beneficiaries and partner organisations about their contractual obligations towards the European Union and each other;
  • To remind participants about the administrative management of the project to ensure its smooth running;
  • To discuss and confirm the communication strategy, research activities and internal calendar of the consortium.

Due to specifics of the meeting, it will be open solely to the members of the consortium and the EU services.

The journey begins

The SciCoMove project starts on 1 May 2021, and its preparation is in full swing. The international travels and workshop dates are being agreed on; the case studies and seminar topics are being discussed. More than 40 researchers and museum professionals in nine countries prepare to defy the distance, both geographical and temporal, to promote a better understanding of scientific collecting practices in small and not so small museums in Europe and Latin America.

Apart from scholarly riddles, there is yet another challenge to address in the course of the project: the COVID-19 pandemic that had a major impact on every aspect of our lives. As was anticipated, the current sanitary situation puts on hold some of our activities, but it by no means prevents us from imagining the future of the project from a truly collaborative transnational perspective. If anything, it challenges us to adjust our habits and re-evaluate certain aspects of moving and working together in a new uncertain world.

In the coming months, we will present our amazing team, share our insights and ideas, and highlight the gems of the collections that we aim to study. The journey promises to be full of surprises and, let’s admit it, hurdles that we look forward to overcoming while documenting our journey in this blog.