Netherlands Institute for Conservation, Art and Science

Match Day 2017

14 February 2017

On 4 April 2017, NICAS will organise a Match Day in conjunction with the new call for proposals.

In March, a new edition of the NWO call for proposals "An integrated approach to the scientific study and conservation of art" will be launched. Within this call, budget is available for project proposals and applications for seed money in the context of the research agenda of NICAS.

In this new call, an extra condition for all projects is the incorporation of data science in the research questions and methodology. The call is set up to investigate how data science and cultural heritage research can tackle research questions to mutual benefit.

As many data scientists will not be familiar with the types of questions that are important in cultural heritage research, and cultural heritage researchers may be not fully aware of the types of research and capabilities of data science, NICAS will organise a Match Day on 4 April 2017 in the Auditorium of the Rijksmuseum.

The Match Day will focus on "needs, capabilities and possibilities" in the context of the new call:

  • What are the needs (research questions and problems) of researchers actively engaged in the NICAS research agenda where they feel data science may make a valuable contribution?
  • What are data science questions and challenges that may be elaborated using problems in cultural heritage research?
  • What are the capabilities of data scientists in the analysis and processing of data that may be applicable to cultural heritage research?
  • Where do we see possibilities for fruitful collaboration?

During this day, a series of short lectures will provide windows into key areas of research in both data science and the research conducted at NICAS, supplemented with short elevator pitches about the aforementioned needs, capabilities and possibilities in the context of possible collaborations between data scientists and cultural heritage researchers.

In order to give everyone a basic idea of the setup of the new call, registration for the event and the possibility to submit proposals for pitches will be opened after the call is launched. You will be informed about the procedure before the end of February. The possibility to submit pitches will then be available for a relatively short time (2-3 weeks), so please be aware of this.

We would like to ask you to save the date for now. Please forward this email to other researchers who might be interested in participating in projects in the context of this call, and ask anyone who is not on our mailing list to supply us with email addresses so we can keep everyone informed about the submission process and the final programme of this Match Day and the call for proposals in general.

We hope to see you all on 4 April!

Published by  NICAS