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Steve Purbrick
United Kingdom
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Suzi Apelgren
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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Tanya Smith
United Kingdom
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Tony Jackson
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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Tsai En Chi
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Val Turner
United Kingdom
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Yannick Bothuan
France
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Archeon
Jack Veldman
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Armémuseum
Anders Åborg
Sweden
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Associazione Culturale Mnemosyne
Maria Di Iorio
Italy
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Bristol City Museums, Galleries and Archives
Rita Youseph, Learning Administrator
United Kingdom
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Bymuseet i Bergen ( Bergen citymuseum)
Lars Voss Sørhus
Norway
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Catholic University of Linz
Ingo R. Glueckler
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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Chance Encounters Heritage Interpretation Theatre Company
Val Williams, Artistic Director
United Kingdom
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CREARTHIS
Richard Jousselin
France
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English Heritage
Jonathan Hogan
United Kingdom
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Fondazione Museo Nat. della Scienza e Tecnologia L. da Vinci
Maria Xanthoudaki
Italy
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Fotevikens Museum
Björn M Buttler Jakobsen
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. The handicraft workshops and warehouses are also situated in this area. There are also three large activity halls, covering an area of 600 square metres.
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Freelance
Angela Pfenninger
Germany
Welcome to my profile! My name is Angela Pfenninger, I live in the South-West of Germany and am a historical interpreter here and elsewhere. I offer concepts, scripting and performance of museum walks and theatre (first or third person, costumed interpretation) to professional standard in German and English. My focus is on interactive formats that involve the audience by giving them small tasks to add to the performance. I also like to use methods of biographical theatre when looking for the most suitable format that the subject matter calls for.
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Georgian State Museum of Theatre, Music, Cinema & Choreography
George Kalandia
Georgia
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Geschichtstheatergesellschaft
Wolfgang Hochbruck
Germany
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Gillian Brownson - The Home of Astonishing Adventures
Gill Brownson
United Kingdom
Storyteller, performer and writer working in Arts & Heritage sites across North Wales and other areas.
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Guernsey 'History in Action' Company
Lynne Ashton
United Kingdom
The Guernsey 'History in Action' Company runs a programme of Live Interpretation at a number of historic sites throughout the summer season and for special events. It also supports the Education programme. Members research,write, costume and prepare stories largely relating to Guernsey's local history but often within the wider context of world affairs. Presentations range from single handed first person storytelling to short plays and pageants.
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Guernsey Museum & Art Gallery
Jo Dowding, Access & Learning Manager
United Kingdom
Hello there, I am Josephine Dowding and I am the Access & Learning Manager for Guernsey Museums. Guernsey Museums are funded by the local government (the States of Guernsey) and we have 3 main venues and over 70 historic sites in our care. The 3 paying venues are Guernsey Museum & Art Gallery, Castle Cornet and Fort Grey Shipwreck Museum. Our website is www.museum.gov.gg There is only one member of staff in the education department (me) and I rely on the skills of my colleagues and many other experts to deliver the education service. My predecessor Lynne Ashton is the founder and driving force behind GHIAC (Guernsey History in Action Company). Originally set up as part of museum education, it has grown and flourished and is now its own Company. I am forever grateful to Lynne for setting up such a worthwhile and valuable service! I still work closely with Lynne and GHIAC members, who perform regularly at our sites, in schools and other venues.
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Halve Maen 1609 - Westfries Museum
Annemarie Pothaar
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
Foteini Venieri
Greece
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Historic Royal Palaces
Chris Gidlow
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
Bas van Lingen
Netherlands
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History's Maid
Kate Vigurs
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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Hong Kong Repertory Theatre
Mike Chow
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I.S.H.A.
Rognvaldur Gudmundsson
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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Little Lights Theatre @ The V&A
Gillian Brownson / Lucy Walker
United Kingdom
Interpretive Performance for families and schools
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Llancaiach Fawr Manor
Angela Williams
United Kingdom
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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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Museum of London Docklands
Kirsty Sullivan
United Kingdom
We provide a full programme of events for schools, families and adults which includes gallery performances and storytelling from theatre companies, live interpreters and storytellers. We also run a study day for post-16 (A-level) drama and theatre studies students on community or site-specific theatre, delivered by Elizabeth Mance of Mance Productions.
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Museum of Science and Industry
Steve Howe, Gareth Redston, Sally Stevens
United Kingdom
MOSI is the award-winning Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester.
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National Coal Mining Museum
Jayne Ambrose
United Kingdom
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National Museums Liverpool - Liverpool Museum
Jo Connor Theatre Manager
United Kingdom
The Treasure House Theatre is an 80 seater multi functional space housed within World Museum Liverpool. I manage the space, programme the events and line manage two demonstrators.Our aim is to interpret the collections and ethos of Wolrd Museum using a number of diferent methods.The theatre has a number of facilities ranging from a cinema size screen to stage lighting and we hold a diverse range of events such as dance and drumming workshops, films,conferences,Adult talks, live video links for members of the public,school and educationl groups, community groups and corporate events.
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Natural Theatre Company
Ralph Oswick
United Kingdom
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Novitas Heritage, Interpret Europe
Marc Van Hasselt
Netherlands
Marc operates his own heritage business, Novitas Heritage. He is also Live Interpretation coordinator for Interpret Europe.

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