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Visit of the GFF NÖ in Asparn/Zaya


September 19, 2023
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Visit of the GFF NÖ in Asparn/Zaya

On September 19th, a four-member delegation from the Gesellschaft für Forschungsförderung Niederösterreich m.b.H. (GFF) visited us in Asparn to gain an insight into the scientific work of the GFF-funded research project "United by Crisis?"

"The visit from the Gesellschaft für Forschungsförderung Niederösterreich provided us with the opportunity to present the progress of the project and to demonstrate the importance of Citizen Scientists' contribution to what has already been achieved and to our further research," said PI Mag. Jakob Maurer from the Center for Museum Collections Management, enthusiastic about the visit of the GFF representatives Mag. Mario Enzenberger, Dr. Florian Huber, Mag.a Sigrid Rulitz, and Mag.a Karin Peter. After touring the premises used for the project at MAMUZ Schloss Asparn – laboratories and restoration workshops, archaeological find depot, and office spaces – as well as a project presentation, the GFF representatives were given training on recognizing finds such as ceramic sherds and stone tools during a joint excursion to the Asparn/Schletz site. The "United by Crisis" project was presented jointly by Franz Pieler of the Landessammlungen Niederösterreich, Jakob Maurer, Julia Längauer, and Cornelia Hascher of the University for Continuing Education Krems, as well as by Michael Schober of Montanuniversität Leoben and Maria Teschler-Nicola from the Naturhistorisches Museum.

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