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Advisory Board

The MuseIT Project Advisory Board (PAB) and Ethics Advisory Board (EAB) comprise external experts in cultural heritage, inclusion, accessibility, co-creation and equal opportunities for all, technical issues, and ethical issues. These experts have an advisory role in the project. Members represent both cultural heritage institutions and representatives from interest groups and agencies working with issues of disability as well as people with various forms of disabilities. 

Project Advisory Board (PAB)

Dr. Almila Akdag Salah

Dr. Almila Akdag Salah is an assist prof. at the Utrecht University, Dept. of Information and Computational Sciences. Her research interests combine qualitative and quantitative methods to study mainly humanities and social data. joined UU Human Centered Computing group recently. She is a Digital Humanities Scholar with a diverse expertise from new media analysis to bibliometrics and information visualization with over 50 publications in related fields. Her recent project analyses the oral history archives of trauma survivors.

Ann-Britt Johamsson, Ph.D., CLVT, COMS

Senior researcher at Eikholt National Resource Center for people with Dual Sensory Loss, Norway

Rolf Lund, Ed.D., M.Sc (optom), CLVT

Senior researcher at Eikholt National Resource Center for people with Dual Sensory Loss, Norway

Deborah Kelleher

Deborah Kelleher is President of the Association of Music Conservatoires (AEC) and Director of the Royal Irish Academy of Music. The RIAM is an associate college of Trinity College Dublin and in addition to its 3rd and 4th level programmes, runs a busy Junior Department and Adult Division. In 2019, RIAM founded the Open Youth Orchestra of Ireland, an ensemble which includes musicians with additional needs which uses adaptive technology as well as acoustic instruments to create its music.

Denny Vrandečić

Denny Vrandečić is the founder of Wikidata, co-creator of Semantic MediaWiki, and former elected member of the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees. He worked for Google on the Google Knowledge Graph. He was a researcher in Semantic Web and Knowledge Representation, having worked at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. He is currently Head of Special Projects at the Wikimedia Foundation, leading the development of Wikifunctions and Abstract Wikipedia.

Dr. Krishna Chandramouli

Dr. Krishna Chandramouli (Venaka Treleaf) has research interest in computer vision technologies, machine learning algorithms, AI applications for promoting media accessibility and societal inclusion. He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles in conferences/journals and has published books on AI technologies. He is a member of IEEE, ACM, and IET societies.

Astrid Kappers

Astrid Kappers is a full professor of Fundamental and Applied Haptics at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). She is an expert on human perception, both haptics and vision. Her research has always had a strong fundamental focus, but recently, she has also been involved in more applied research. She has over 30 years of experience in research on perception. She (co-)authored more than 250 publications and she has been (co)-promotor of 29 PhD students. She participated in several national and international research consortia

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Sheryl Hanna-Kumas

Wellbeing lead at Sense TouchBase Pears.

Graduate in the field of arts and education inclusivity.

Jolan Wuyts

Jolan Wuyts is a digital humanist working in the Europeana Collections Engagement team as a Collections Editor. He focuses on project management of European Generic Service and H2020 projects, and co-chairs the Europeana Diversity and Inclusion cross-team. His main interests lie in creating free online democratised access to culture, incorporating social justice and climate justice in cultural heritage work, and providing support to those who want to use cultural heritage APIs for their own projects or platforms.

Elizabeth Jones

My name is Liz Jones and I am the Arts and Wellbeing Coordinator at Sense, a charity supporting everyone who is deafblind or has complex disabilities. I currently coordinate Sense’s Internal Garden project, in partnership with The National Trust and Sound Artist, Justin Wiggan. Internal Garden is an immersive performance programme of interactive art installations, educational events, and an exhibition, all exploring sound art and plant consciousness. I am a master’s graduate in Media and Cultural Studies from Birmingham City University with a gender based focus on increasing accessibility in the arts. I believe that there is a place for everyone and I am passionate about using the Arts to make a difference in social care. Graduate in the field of arts and education inclusivity.

Ethics Advisory Board (EAB)

Henrik Skaug Sætra

Henrik Skaug Sætra is a political scientist with a broad and inter-disciplinary background and approach, mainly focusing on the political, ethical, and social implications of technology, with a specific focus on AI. His research also includes broader inquiries into the sustainability related implications of technology, including its social, economic, and environmental impacts.

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