Marc Van Hasselt
Project manager at Archeon, in charge of international projects and activities. Live interpreter at the park for the Medieval section, as well as Roman Gladiator.
Bristol City Museums, Galleries and Archives
Rita Youseph, Learning Administrator
Catholic University of Linz
Ingo R. Glueckler
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-WÃ¼rttemberg" (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.
Chance Encounters Heritage Interpretation Theatre Company
Val Williams, Artistic Director
Fondazione Museo Nat. della Scienza e Tecnologia L. da Vinci
Björn M Buttler Jakobsen
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.
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.
Georgian State Museum of Theatre, Music, Cinema & Choreography
Gillian Brownson - The Home of Astonishing Adventures
Storyteller, performer and writer working in Arts & Heritage sites across North Wales and other areas.
Guernsey 'History in Action' Company
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.
Guernsey Museum & Art Gallery
Jo Dowding, Access & Learning Manager
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.
Historic Royal Palaces
Live Interpretation Manager Historic Royal Palaces. Ground-breaking state of the art immersive learning and entertainment.
Historisch Openlucht Museum Eindhoven
Bas van Lingen
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.
Little Lights Theatre @ The V&A
Gillian Brownson / Lucy Walker
Interpretive Performance for families and schools
Llancaiach Fawr Manor
Assistant Community Engagement & Learning Officer
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.
Museum of London Docklands
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.
Museum of Science and Industry
Steve Howe, Gareth Redston, Sally Stevens
MOSI is the award-winning Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester.
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 a heritage outreach officer for the archaeology services in the new town Almere, as a freelance research professional and on the educational and research department of the Zuiderzeemuseum, an open-air museum on fisheries culture in Enkhuizen. 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.
National Coal Mining Museum
National Museums Liverpool - Liverpool Museum
Jo Connor Theatre Manager
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.
Natural Theatre Company
People's History Museum
Portals to the Past
Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust
I have over 20 years experience in museums and galleries, interpreting science, art, history and human cultures for a wide range of audiences through programmes, exhibition making and gallery development. My work has covered most areas of museum practice, but has always had access and engagement with collections as its aim. I've been an educator outside formal education for many years now, studying the wide range of ways in which different people learn. I've used theatre or performance techniques in a variety of museum and gallery settings; as commissioner and developer of programmes, as a 'straight man' in a floor manager role alongside actors, and occasionally as a character interpreter myself. My research interest is exploring the potential of museums as 'free choice' learning environments through exhibitions and gallery design, programmes and social engagement.
Spectrum Drama Projects
Suzanne Rayner and Richard Hodder
Spectrum Drama have been leaders in historic and contemporary drama for museums, schools, theatres and corporate events since 1987
St Fagans: National History Museum
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
The heritage service at Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council has many years experience of delivering living history programmes to schools at all Key Stages. We cover a wide range of historical periods - the Iron Age, Roman Britain, Medieval and Tudor England, the English Civil War, Victorian Britain and WWII. We can offer role play and histroical interpretation training both at our own sits and elsewhere.
Storholmen Archaelogical open air Museum
Storholmen Archeological Open Air Museum in Roslagen, Sweden. Storholmen Viking Village is an Archeological Open Air Museum. It is run by a foundation and has a non-profit support association. The purpose of the museum is to reanimate history, and in a tangible way, give people of different age and backgrounds an exciting insight into the Viking Age by ecouraging them to take part in activities that demonstrate how everyday life was led in the Viking Age, like trying ancient handicraft first-hand. The focus is on the home life of the Vikings. The staff is dressed in authentic clothing, providing living history experiences for scool children, guided tours and events for groups, and living history aimed at tourists and other visitors during summer. Surroundings and location Storholmen Viking Village lies just by the lake Erken, next to the museum is an Iron Age Burial ground and Nature Preserve.
The London Zoo
ZSL London Zoo uses many different techniques to engage their audiences through Live Interpretation. From animal talks and demonstrations to interactive workshops using role play. These different approaches help us to bring our mission objectives to life, by engaging visitors in exciting ways we can enthuse them about the conservation of animals and their habitat. Ruth Thomas (Team Leader Live Interpretation) is always looking at innovative ways to engage the visitors and to push the boundaries of Zoo Live Interpretation. In development at the moment is the use of character interactions at an exciting new exhibit opening 2016.