Inge Zwart

Host Institution

Inge Zwart

Areas of Research

Work Package 1 “Connectivities built by institutions”
PhD Project 1

Thesis

Professional take on participation (working title)

Abstract:

This project focuses on how professionals in memory institutions (archives, libraries, museums) cope with the requirements of PMW in their daily work. How they are conceptualising their work in relation to what participatory heritage means, how they can integrate participatory ideas and concepts in their professional practices, and how they relate to participation of underprivileged groups. Building case studies, I study professionals’ concepts and understandings of participation in its variety; considering amongst others, job roles, gender aspects, and institutional infrastructures. Doing so, I hope to create a better understanding of the European professional take on ‘participation’.

Supervisors

Mentors

Biography

Academic Qualifications

2015-2017
Master of Arts in Public Humanities, Brown University, USA

2011-2015
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences, University College Roosevelt, Utrecht University, the Netherlands

Work Experience

2018
Program Assistant Faculty Led and Custom Programs, CIEE Amsterdam, Netherlands

2017-2018
PR and Communications, Mapping Slavery research project, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2017
Exhibit Researcher and Content Developer, Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA

2016-2017
Research Assistant Public Humanities, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA

2017
Grants & Program Evaluation Intern, Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, Providence, RI, USA

2015-2016
Communications Assistant and Volunteer Coordinator, UPP Arts, Providence, RI, USA

2012-2015
Museum Educator, Zeeuws Museum, Middelburg, the Netherlands

Interest and Expertise

  • Public humanities
  • Collective/Public memory
  • Colonial and slavery heritage of the Netherlands

Publications

Zwart, Inge S.; Sabina, G. Weistra: Grenzeloos Actief: Grensoverschrijdende Samenwerking en Identiteitsvorming in Koewacht. In: Onderzoeksrapport Grensoverschijdende Identiteit en Maatschappelijk Middenveld In Zeeuws-Vlaanderen, Middelburg: University College Roosevelt, 2014.

Recent Conferences and Workshop Presentations

“Dutch Slavery and Colonialism in the Museum Across Postcolonial Boundaries”, Conference paper at Memories de l’Esclavage et de la Colonisation: Historiographie, Arts, Musées, Le Mans Université, France, November 2017.

“Day of Public Humanities”, Lighting Talk at North Eastern Public Humanities Consortium, Newark New Jersey, USA, April 2017.

“Memorializing Slavery and Dutch Colonialism”, Guest Lecture at Brown University, Department of Africana Studies, Slavery, Materiality, and Memorialization, Providence, USA, March 2017.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 764859.