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Dimitra Christidou

  • PhD in Museum Studies
  • Researcher in Museum Studies
  • University College London Eastman Dental Institute Craniofacial Growth and Development Department
  • 1PublicationsNumber of items in Dimitra's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
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Web 2.0interpretationsocial interactionMuseum visitors

About

“Libraries and museums, both of them have fell, I like burning things, burning things…“ Tiger Lillies- Start a fire I am a PhD student in Museum Studies with a special interest in Visitor Studies. I am at UCL’s Institute of Archaeology, University of London, with Theano Moussouri and Jeremy Tanner as my supervisors and advisors. I have been living in London for the last 3 years and I am planning of staying here for at least one more. I was born in Thessaloniki, Greece. I had my BA in History and an MA in Contemporary learning environments and development of teaching material (especially focused on Literature, Language and History). I came across the term of Museum Studies while studying for my MA and decided to have my dissertation on the suggested guidelines for writing and mounting the interpretation text in museums. In addition, I explored one case study, the Athanasakeio Museum in Thessaly, Greece, for capturing visitors’ evaluations on the quality of its interpretation labels (Vemi & Christidou 2009). Since then, I am a member of the Visitor Studies Group in UK as well as a member of the Visitor Studies Association (VSA). I am actively participating in four informal groups based either at the Institute of Education, University of London or, at UCL’s Institute of Archaeology discussing about museums and culture as well as research methodology, especially video data analysis. I can be contacted either at d.christidou@ucl.ac.uk or, http://ucl.academia.edu/DimitraChristidou

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  • Re-Introducing Visitors: Thoughts and Discussion on John Falk’s Notion of Visitors’ Identity-Related Visit Motivations

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Researcher in Museum Studies

UCL

September 2008 - Present