Hester Dibbits

Hester Dibbits is head of the research group Cultural heritage at the Reinwardt Academy of the Amsterdam University of the Arts. In her work Dibbits always seeks the connection between the scientific world and the working field. She uses a historical-ethnological perspective, with a special focus on the culture of everyday life. Based on the research programme, she investigates through various sub-projects what types of knowledge and skills can support heritage professionals making choices around heritage issues. Dibbits lectures and gives workshops nationally and internationally, often about emotion networking - a method providing insight into the complex interplay of interests, knowledge and emotions in heritage interactions.