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[ME-AT]   Multiplier Event

The Austrian multiplier event took place on Friday, April 8th, 16:00-20:00. 19 participants took part in the event representing a manifold mix of stakeholders, institutions and interest groups. The project results were very well received, especially the creation and use of short videos in class. We had a reception at the roof terrace and a rustic dinner at the end of the event. .

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[LM8]   Eighth local stakeholder meeting

The eighth local stakeholder meeting was held in Graz at the 28th of January 2022 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

 Goals of the meeting:

  • To present the final version of the Guide
  • To give tips for filming
  • To introduce the editing software VideoPad and to explain its main features
  • To try out VideoPad
  • To present the WAAT platform and the settings for uploading videos

 Four people took part in the eighth stakeholder meeting.

The final version of the Guide has been presented and the filming process has been discussed with regards to the videos the participants are actually filming. An introduction to VideoPad has been made and the participants started to edit their own digital stories. Hints and tips have been given. How to upload videos on the WAAT platform has been demonstrated as well.

Overall, there has been a positive response on the use of the editing software. It will take some time for the participants to try out everything it offers and apply it to their own digital stories. The participants liked the way the tool was structured and said it was relatively easy to use. They also said that it was clear to them how to upload the videos on the WAAT platform.

 

[LM7]   Seventh local stakeholder meeting

On the 20th of January 2022 the seventh Austrian local stakeholder meeting took place at Graz Museum, from 10:00 to 12:00 a.m.

 Goals of the meeting:

  • To talk about the Guide and the guidelines for filming
  • To discuss the storyboard for filming at the museum
  • To film a digital story

Four people joined the seventh stakeholder meeting: Two staff members from MERIG (Ursula Pretterhofer, Johann Laister) and two staff members of Graz Museum (Prof. Otto Hochreiter, director of the Graz Museum, and Martina Pock, marketing manager). Graz Museum is the culture-historical museum of the city of Graz. Its collection and exhibitions reflect upon the history and presence of the city.

After a final discussion of the script, filming took place, including an interview with the director and the visitation of three exhibitions.

 

[LM6]   Sixth local stakeholder meeting

On the 19th of January 2022 the sixth Austrian local stakeholder meeting was held at the Volkskundemuseum Graz (Folk Life Museum Graz), from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Goals of the meeting:

  • To talk about the Guide and the guidelines for filming
  • To roughly discuss the storyboard for filming at the museum
  • To point out filming and editing

 In this stakeholder meeting four people took part: Two staff members from MERIG (Ursula Pretterhofer, Johann Laister) and two staff members of the Folk Life Museum Graz (the head of department Folk Life – Folk Life Museum and Open-Air Museum Stübing Dr. Claudia Unger, and the archive assistant Alina Rettenwander).

At the beginning of the meeting a short tour through the Folk Life Museum has been made. It has a unique collection from the pre-industrial period with more than 40,000 objects. The museum is beautifully located in a former Capuchin monastery at the foot of the Schlossberg in Graz.

The museum team will produce a digital story and also do the editing of the video on their own. Possible scenarios have been discussed. The museum team had very precise ideas what they wanted to film with whom.

 

[LM5]   Fifth local stakeholder meeting

The fifth Austrian local stakeholder meeting took place at the premises of Volksliedwerk Steiermark (Styrian Centre for Folk Music) in Graz on the 4th of November 2021, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Goals of the meeting:

  • To refresh the content of the Guide based on LTTA2 in Zagreb, especially with regards to the guidelines for filming
  • To organise the filming at the Styrian Centre for Folk Musik (final talk about scenario, sequences, etc.)
  • Filming the digital story

In this stakeholder meeting three people took part: Two staff members from MERIG (Ursula Pretterhofer, Johann Laister) and three employees at the Styrian Centre for Folk Music (the vice director and the following two team members: the editor of the organisation’s magazine and manager of the internal music database as well as the organiser of the music regular tables in pubs throughout Styria). The tasks of this organisation are to promote the collection, research and bringing to life of folk music in Styria.

With reference to the WAAT Guide we had a discussion on what to be filmed where and in which setting. The staff of the Centre decided to film three sequences: An interview with the vice director, a Styrian folk song performed by two and a canon performed by three people. Everything went very smoothly and the guidelines provided in the Guide could only be confirmed.

 

[LM4]   Fourth local stakeholder meeting

The fourth Austrian local stakeholder meeting took place at the premises of Schloss Eggenberg (Eggenberg Palace) in Graz on the 19th of October 2021, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

 Goals of the meeting:

  • To refresh the content of the Guide based on LTTA2 in Zagreb, especially with regards to the guidelines for filming
  • To familiarise with the WAAT digital platform
  • To organise the filming at Schloss Eggenberg (final talk about scenario, objects, etc.)
  • To do the first part of the filming

 In this stakeholder meeting three people took part: Two staff members from MERIG (Ursula Pretterhofer, Johann Laister) and the collection curator from Schloss Eggenberg (Eggenberg Palace, UNESCO-World Heritage), Dr. Schuster. We have talked about the scenario on the phone and via e-mail before, so we only had to put the finishing touches on it. We filmed the first part of our video about Schloss Eggenberg walking through the 24 rooms of the palace that, as a peculiarity, have remained almost unchanged since the 18th century. We made an interview with Dr. Schuster, in the following he pointed out the most interesting spots for filming to us. Later on, plans for filming Schloss Eggenberg at night during the upcoming event “Klanglicht”, where the facade of the palace will be lit up in different shapes and colours, have been made.

 

[LM3]   Third local stakeholder meeting

The third Austrian local stakeholder meeting took place online on the 11th of August 2021, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Goals of the meeting:
•    To introduce the project
•    To inform about the Intellectual Outputs and the elaboration of the videos
•    To share insights gained from LTTA1
•    To discuss further steps
Five participants took part in the meeting: Two staff members from MERIG and three stakeholders from different areas within the fields of cultural heritage and training:
•    The head of the department Folk Life from the Folk Life Museum Graz and the Open-Air Museum Stübing (exhibition of historic buildings from the various federal states of Austria)
•    A teacher from HTBLA Kaindorf, a Polytechnic College
•    A business consultant and researcher from ZC Unternehmensberatung
We have contacted several other stakeholders. However, due to the holiday season they were not able to attend the meeting. We have sent them information on the project and will contact them later on.
After the welcoming address of Johann Laister, the director of MERIG, and a short introduction round, Ursula Pretterhofer (MERIG, project manager) presented the project according to:
•    WAAT aims and objectives
•    Project partners
•    Project activities
•    Further information on the elaboration of the videos
•    Results of LTTA1
•    Next steps
We had a vivid discussion with old and new stakeholders. The project was perceived as very interesting and inspiring. There was a special interest in the dissemination activities to spread the results of the project and the visibility of the project results, also in the long-term. The representative of the Folk Life Museum Graz is also responsible for all agendas of the Open-Air Museum Stübing. So we can add two further sites for filming to our list. We also discussed possible scenarios for filming and the timetable.

 

[LM2]   Second local stakeholder meeting
The second Austrian local stakeholder meeting took place online on the 20th of May 2021, from
3 to 4 p.m.
Goals of the meeting:
• To introduce the project
• To inform about the Intellectual Outputs and the elaboration of the videos
• To share results of the training activity
• To discuss further steps
Six participants took part in the meeting: Two staff members from MERIG and four stakeholders
from different areas within the fields of cultural heritage and training:
• A project manager from Kunsthaus Graz, a local museum, responsible for international
cooperations
• The director of Steirisches Volksliedwerk, Styrian Folk Song
• A teacher from HTBLA Kaindorf, a Polytechnic College
• A business consultant and researcher from ZC Unternehmensberatung
Additional stakeholders have been registered for the event, but were not able to participate.
They have been informed about the meeting via e-mail and personal consultations.
After the welcoming address of Johann Laister, the director of MERIG, and a short introduction
round, Ursula Pretterhofer (MERIG, project manager) presented the project according to:
• WAAT aims and objectives
• Project partners
• Project activities
• Further information on the elaboration of the videos
• Results of LTTA1
• Next steps
Two new stakeholders took part in the meeting, they have been introduced to the project. All
participants were enthusiastic about the project. They appreciated the wide-spread information
they received on the topic of cultural heritage and they were also very interested in the presentation
of the training activities. Some time was dedicated to discuss the content of the future
videos. Furthermore, an approximate timetable has been fixed.

 

[LM1]  First local stakeholder meeting
The first Austrian local stakeholder meeting took place online on the 10th of March
2021, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Eleven participants took part in the meeting: Two staff
members from MERIG and nine stakeholders from different areas within the fields of
education, training and culture. Additional five stakeholders have been registered for
the event, but were not able to participate. They have been informed about the meeting
via e-mail and personal consultations.
After the welcoming address of Johann Laister, the director of MERIG, and a short
introduction round, Ursula Pretterhofer (MERIG) presented the project according to:
• WAAT aims and objectives
• Project partners
• Project activities
• IO1: Guide for educators
• 8 stakeholder meetings
In the following discussion the stakeholders confirmed their interest in the project activities.
Some suggestions on subjects and places of filming were made. Everybody
was looking forward to being continually updated about the progress of the project.
Furthermore, stakeholders were informed about the online LTTA to be held from April
6th to 8th 2021 online and asked if they wanted to participate.


 

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