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Apelgren, Suzi
Denmark
Originally I am an operasinger, ( still am !) but my great interest in Culture and history lead me to mediate history through my art. Without knowing anything about Museum Theatre, that was actually what I was doing in old Manorhouses and museums. I got more and more involved and were through my engagement headhunted for a job as director of a small museum. After we were forced to go into fusion with bigger museums I lost my job - only being an operasinger and not educated museumexpert. And I was also looked down at, since my way of running the museum and mediating the cultural heritage was alternative - being done in a very large scale through art. Unfortunatly - cause people and the press loved what I was doing. That made me think! - I was obviously doing something right - making people and especially the young generations come to my museum! - but what? I decided to educate as a museum prof.
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Birkas, Eva
Hungary
I work at the Museum of Fine Arts Budapest since 2001 at the Department of Classical Antiquities as a museum educator. I am also a drama teacher (trained by the Hungarian Drama and Theatre in Education Association in 2004). I took part in a workshop on interpreting in 2007 (organized by the Foundation for Museums and Visitors, Hungary, involving experts of Past Pleasures Ltd., UK). I have been on a study tour in the UK twice (2005, 2011). The second time I was an intern at Past Pleasures Ltd. Since 2008 at the Museum of Fine Arts I plan live interpretation sessions, assemble and prepare research material for the interpreters and train them. We do first person interpretation. Usually we play different ancient Greek and Roman characters for children groups, such as the Goddess Pallas Athene, a vase painter from ancient Athens, a slave girl from ancient Athens, and an ancient Roman sculptor.
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Bitsakaki, Maria
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Cade, Chris
United Kingdom
Chris Cade is a freelance actor and storyteller working in museums, schools, heritage sites and community venues across Yorkshire and beyond. Born in Hull, Chris is based near York. He trained at St.John's College, York (B.Ed Hons) and Bretton Hall (M.A. Educational Theatre) and was a co-founder of Platform 4 Theatre at the National Railway Museum (1991 - 2016). Since becoming full time self-employed in 2005, Chris has undertaken commissions to research, write and deliver museum theatre for Barnsley, Bradford, Hull, Leeds, Redcar & Cleveland and York Museums. Chris is a member of EQUITY and has portrayed high profile characters such as Joseph Rowntree (2017), Captain Arthur Radclyffe Dugmore (2016), LS Lowry (2015), Henry Pease (2014), Richard III (2013), Captain Edward J Smith (2012), George Hudson (2011), Pharoah Ramses II (2010), Charles Darwin (2009), Edwin Chadwick (2008), William Wilberforce (2007) and Isambard Kingdom Brunel (2006).
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Capstick, Emily
United Kingdom
Based in the Northwest, I have been working with museums, heritage sites and art galleries throughout the UK for fifteen years: as a creative consultant, script-writer, director, actor/facilitator, maker and mentor. Current projects include: "Playing Out in Manchester" (working title) - funded by the Arts Council, Grants for the Arts, I will be working with Matt Wardle and Alison Hale to create a participatory performance that will link with the collections and galleries of three cultural venues in Greater Manchester. John Rylands Library, Salford Museum and Art Gallery and the People's History Museum are actively seeking to build relationships with local schools with specialist support provision and are involved in the creative development of this session for children and young people with special educational needs.
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Cooper, Peet
United Kingdom
Performing as Peterkin the Fool, Peet interprets the character of the Court and country fool from early Mediaeval to Jacobean times. Having worked for English Heritage for whom he is their National Jester, Historic Royal Palaces, Historic Scotland, Cadw, as well as at Windsor Castle, Hever CAstle and host of castles, houses and hotels, Peterkin is th efool of choice for the heritage and museum sector. Peet is also creative director of Foolscap Productions for whom he has devised various multi performer pieces for HRP, Historic Scotland and English Heritage. Foolscap are currently working in collaboration with the Misfits Theatre Company on a commission from Historic Royal Palaces to bring an interpretive performance on the role of learning disabled performers in the court of Henry VIII.
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Engström, Jessica
Sweden
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Fahlström, Jerker
Sweden
The actor Jerker Fahlström is an actor with many years of experience on stage, cinema, radio, TV and has played many main roles with both child and adult theatre. Jerker has worked with many of the big names within Swedish film, and has been involved in film making abroad in e.g. Romania and Poland. Between film and theatre work he travels across the world with his storytelling show: "Of Gods, Heroes and little people". With his show Jerker invites to a shimmering world of the heroes and gods of the Viking Age. Tales where he cleverly weaves together the tale with facts about clothing, weapons and way of life. It is a show played around the world, for example Texas, St. Petersburg, Iceland, England, Scotland, Greenland, Faroe Islands and the Orkney Islands.
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Farthing, Anna
United Kingdom
Bristol based, but also working nationally and internationally, Dr Anna Farthing works to commission as a writer, director, producer and consultant for those wishing to engage with drama in museum education, theatre and media. Anna can be engaged as an individual freelancer, or for larger projects through her company Harvest Heritage Arts and Media. A specialist in creative active learning, she also has a PhD from Manchester University in engaging the public with difficult and sensitive histories through drama and this has led to opportunities to present her research and professional practice at international conferences, and as a visiting lecturer to university students. Anna joined the board of IMTAL Europe in 2006 and was Chair from 2009 to 2012. She stood down at the 2012 AGM in order to focus on her own projects. Clients have included: Conservatoire for Dance and Drama (www.cdd.ac.uk).
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Gehle, Clive (Greenwood)
United Kingdom
Freelance Writer/Performer of scripted museum theatre, also Freelance Costumed Historical Interpreter, I also devise and deliver Educational workshops on a variety of subjects Recent and Future commissions and engagements Co-writer and Presenter "The Great Georgian Science Show" - Stamford Georgian Festival Chiltern Open Air Museum; Actor in Literary sessions as "The Deer Mage" (Wolf Brother) "Mr Tom" (Goodnight Mr Tom), "The Farmer" (Little Red Hen) 2016 Eltham Palace: James Watt, Eagle, (Courtauld's Butler) 2016 National Archives: Storytelling sessions on "The Great Fire" as Samuel Pepys 2016 Ealing Council: Devising and Delivering "Brunel Walk" (as Brunel) 2016 Historic Royal Palaces: "Story Squad" in "The Great Garden Game", "Host" in "Fit for a King" -2016 Kent Life Open Air Musuem: Member of Live Interpretation Team -2015 Charlton House: Devi
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Heinritz, Jürgen
Germany
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Hiefner-Konietzko, Birgit
Germany
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Holmes, Lindsey
United Kingdom
I am a costume designer who specialises in making costumes for display, performance and education for museums and heritage sites
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Howe, Stephen
United Kingdom
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Jackson, Tony
United Kingdom
I'm based at the University of Manchester, as Emeritus Professor of Educational Theatre, and was Director of the "Performance, Learning & Heritage" research project, 2005-8. The research and the database are available online at www.plh.manchester.ac.uk. Now retired, I continue to research and write. Recent books include "Learning through Theatre" (3rd edition, co-edited with Chris Vine, 2013), "Theatre, Education & the Making of Meanings" (2007)and (co-edited with Jenny Kidd), "PERFORMING HERITAGE: research, practice & innovation in museum theatre and live interpretation".
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McNeill, Alex
KS2 School Visitor and Photographer The Vikings Anglo Saxons Iron Age Celtic Britain and the Roman Invasion As well as providing history experiences for schools Alex is also a freelance professional photographer combining historic interpretation and photography to produce imagery for museums, exhibitions, on site interpretive panels, Advertising, and Print.
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Muth, Lara
United Kingdom
Lara is the founder/director of Bard Unbound. Bard Unbound is a theatre partnership devoted to site-specific and bespoke performance design in museum and heritage settings specialising in Shakespeare. We are available in Europe and North America providing production design and direction, workshops, dramaturgy and story services. Bard Unbound explores new and classic works using site-specific performance immersion, externalising the action to make it accessible to varied audiences and promoting dynamic dramatic design. We devise workshops and learning experiences, and facilitate the work of emerging professionals including actors, directors, dramaturgs, writers and critics.
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Palladino, Chiara
Spain
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Shelley, Rebecca
Greece
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Wilkinson, Terry
United Kingdom
The website details my acting and performance career to date. It has been an exciting journey but, as you will read, I started too late - well behind the pack! But now my 'full' life experience gives me all the tools I need. (Apologies for the functional nature of the site. I won't be entering it for any design awards - but it works. He says with fingers crossed!)
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Andreas Krall
Thelen, Andreas
Germany
Andreas Krall, master in the art of magic, specialized in magic tricks and illusions from late medieval times, Renaissance, Baroque and Rokoko.
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Archeon
Veldman, Jack
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Armémuseum
Westerberg, Olle
Sweden
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Beleef Het Verleden
Teunissen, Martine
Netherlands
Beleef Het Verleden /Experience the Past: to make history matter for a general public! It is my mission to educate people through costumed live interpretation, an exciting and interactive way to experience history as it might have been. I work with a team of professional freelancers who perform both in first and third person interpretation. We are working for schools, museums, castles, universities, conferences, municipals and not only through the live medium, but also via film and media projections.
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Bymuseet i Bergen ( Bergen citymuseum)
Sørhus, Lars Voss
Norway
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Catholic University of Linz
Glueckler, Ingo R.
Austria
Ingo is specialised in professional costumed first and third person interpretation and storytelling in historic houses, museums, castles, outdoor environments and other historic venues with experience of playing everyday characters from the Medieval period through to Southern Germany and Austria in the Napoleonic Wars. Most roles have been unscripted, drawing on research and improvisation. His work has include freelance contracts at the State-Owned "Castles and Gardens in Baden-Württemberg" (Heidelberg Castle, Bruchsal Palace, Mannheim Palace, Schwetzingen Palace, UNESCO-World Heritage Site Cistercian Abbey Maulbronn, Benedictine Abbey Alpirsbach/Black Forest, Rastatt Palace), the German Pharmacy Museum, the Youth Hostel Association and the Speyer City Council.
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Fotevikens Museum
Buttler Jakobsen, Björn M.
Sweden
The Museum of Foteviken in Sweden is an Archeological Open Air Museums and has apart from working with living history and live interpretation three main spheres of activities: * The maritime archaeology and history is the important base of the museum activities. * The task of making the Viking Age and Early Middle Ages resurrect. * The spreading out of knowledge of history via modern IT-techniques. The Museum of Foteviken owns some 70.000 square metres of meadowland at The Bay of Höllviken. Most of this area is a plateau. This land is divided into different areas of activities. The reconstructed Viking Age village, The Viking Reserve is situated upon the plateau. 24 reconstructed houses. working with live interpretation Located in the lowland area are the administration, IT and research buildings.
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Geschichtstheatergesellschaft Die Achtundvierziger e.V.
Cott, Christina
Germany
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Halve Maen 1609 - Westfries Museum
Pothaar, Annemarie
Netherlands
Ms. drs. Annemarie Pothaar (1977) Master of Arts in Heritage Education & Interpretation. After studying a bachelor degree of Leisure Studies in Rotterdam NL, Annemarie finished her Master of Arts degree (2001) in the UK at Newcastle University and was supervised by Dr. Peter Stone, one of the UKs leading specialists in heritage education. Since then she has worked for a national park, historical museums, archaeological open-air museums and the Dutch Royal Armouries. She is currently working as the projectccordinator of the 1609 replica Dutch East Indiaship Halve Maen in the city of Hoorn, as a freelance research professional and for the Batavia in Lelystad. Annemarie is a visitor experience and interpretation developer, specialised in engaging visitors through a variety of interpretive techniques and encouraging learning in informal and formal heritage encounters.
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Heterotopia
Venieri, Foteini
Greece
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Historic Royal Palaces
Gidlow, Chris
United Kingdom
Live Interpretation Manager Historic Royal Palaces. Ground-breaking state of the art immersive learning and entertainment.
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Historisch Openlucht Museum Eindhoven
Lingen, Bas van
Netherlands
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History's Maid
Vigurs, Kate
United Kingdom
For hire: Sword fighters, highwaymen, pirates, jousters, princesses, executioners, side saddle ladies, men in shining armour, fallen women and so much more. History's Maid is a historical interpretation and research company with a passion for history and bringing it to life in a variety of creative, authentic and engaging ways through workshops and presentations designed for a variety of venues and audiences across the UK. The team is made of professional actors/interpreters, combat experts, horsemen and historians and we can turn our hand to anything from monologues to plays, from lectures to jousts. Company director Dr Kate Vigurs is an experienced and engaging historical interpreter with twelve years professional experience in research, live historical interpretation and re-enactment having worked for Royal Armouries, Imperial War Museum North and English Heritage to name but a few.
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Hovdala Castle
Anderberg, Sandra
Sweden
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Iceland Saga & Heritage Association
Gudmundsson, Rognvaldur
Iceland
Icelandic Saga & Heritage Association Icelandic Saga & Heritage Association (ISHA) was founded in 2006. Its objective is to be a forum for collaboration for those involved in saga and heritage related tourism in Iceland, especially regarding publicity, quality and professional standards. The members (over 100) are museums, exhibitions, heritage sites, man-made structures, festivals, the sites of certain sagas, professional individuals etc. Take a look at ISHA website: www.sagatrail.is
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Middelaldercentret/The Medieval Centre
Petersen, Thit Birk - Curator
Denmark
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Milestones Museum
Assistant Community Engagement & Learning Officer
United Kingdom
We invite our visitors to suspend their disbelief while they travel back in time, perhaps to reminisce about their childhood or their parents' childhood. But by using a mixture of 1st and 3rd person interpretation we are able to give visitors the chance to talk and interact with the past, whether this be through demonstrations, stories, plays or conversations with the interpreter team. What makes Milestones "Hampshire's Living History Museum" is this opportunity to challenge and ask questions about the past in order to make comparisons with the way we live today, as shown with our Romany Wedding piece which uses history to challenge modern prejudices about the gypsy community today. Our way of interpreting the people of the past is informative, challenging and entertaining but it is also extremely respectful. Our team is passionate about history and about breathing life into the past for our visitors.
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multiVRsum
Orthwein, Michael
Germany
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Museum-Theater-Events
Pfenninger, Angela
Germany
My name is Angela Pfenninger, I live in the South-West of Germany and am a historical interpreter. I offer concepts, scripting or scenario draft, as well as actual performance of museum theatre. This can be delivered first or third person, costumed and non-costumed to professional standard in German and English. My focus is on interactive formats that involve the audience (second person interpretation), and I also use methods of biographical theatre. The most unusual work I did was probably for art galleries, and wrtiting a museum comic book. On behalf of the Rhineland-Palatinate Museums Association, I also teach short courses on live interpretation, together with a specialist on historical dance & movement and a costume historian.
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Nordic Folkloristics, Åbo Akademi University and The Nordic Museum, Stockholm,
Wall, Tora
Sweden

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