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April 2013: The Dialogue with the Visitor, Alphen a/d Rijn (NL)

Monday, 22 April, 2013 to Friday, 26 April, 2013
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The conference will revolve around The Dialogue with the Visitor. Archaeological Open-Air Museums (AOAM) face unique challenges concerning their interaction with visitors. Through themes concerning the Story of the Site and the Visitors Experience, we will explore these challenges and how to meet them. During the conference, speakers from various disciplines and backgrounds will engage the visitors and each other on diverse subjects. The goal is to gain a better understanding of both the stories we tell – the intangible heritage preserved by AOAM – and how the visitor experiences these. We will also look at best practices in (games) design, theatre, amusement parks, and others. Additionally, on Wednesday the 24th of April, there will be workshops and demonstrations of historical food preparation, as well as lectures on the subject.

See the Report from this meeting incl presentations.

A selection of organisations and institutions involved in the conference:
EXARC, Dutch Game Garden, University of Leiden, University of Utrecht, Missing Link Archaeology, Hazenberg Archaeology, European Museum Academy, EXAR, Ylab, Fabrique, VAEE, National Museum of Antiquities (RMO)