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Merel Van der vaart

Allard Pierson Museum / University of Amsterdam
PhD Researcher
The netherlands
I regard the museum as an intermediary between visitor and object, facilitating interaction, exploration and learning. I see on-gallery and online visits (including the use of social & new media) as equally valuable opportunities for engagement, learning and dialogue.

My MA dissertation focused on the impact of on-gallery interactives on social interaction among visitors.

I am currently working at the Allard Pierson Museum where I'm conducting my PhD research related to the EU funded project Material EncounterS with digital Cultural Heritage (meSch). http://mesch-project.eu/