Cultural Heritage Research Group

The Reinwardt Academy’s Cultural Heritage Research Group investigates dynamic heritage practices and also plays a role in socially engaged forms of dealing with heritage. The lectors are building on, among other things, the work of their predecessor, lector Peter van Mensch. 

Emotion Networks and Street Values
Lectors Hester Dibbits and Riemer Knoop are involved in two main lines of research: ‘Emotion Networks’ and ‘Street Values’. In the context of Emotion Networks Dibbits works on a method to help professionals, school children, students and others to acquire ‘heritage wisdom’ in museums, classrooms, and neighbourhoods as well as on the internet. Within the Street Values project Knoop provides insight into the processes that are active at the intersection of heritage, the design of (public) space, and the living environment.

New knowledge and insights
The Research Group regularly publishes new knowledge and insights and develops educational materials and refresher trainings, while also supporting public and private parties in the Netherlands and abroad in the use of these. This is done by means of – among other things – workshops, lectures and consultation. 

For teachers, students and professionals
The Research Group motivates and inspires teachers, students and the professional field with new results and findings based on ethnographic research, design research, and action research, among others. Both lectors teach in the bachelor’s degree programme in Cultural Heritage and the master’s degree programme in Museology, support final research projects, organize debates, the Reinwardt Memorial Lectures and expert meetings, and channel research findings back to the field of education.

Contact

If you wish to know more about the activities, people and possibilities of the Research Group, please contact Hester Dibbits or Riemer Knoop.

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