Cultural heritage

How Google Arts & Culture is challenging and reproducing ‘The Museum’

Article
Inge Beekmans
21/11/2022
21 minutes to read

While cultural heritage professionals are debating ethical issues and the future of museums, arts and culture, the Google Arts & Culture project is displaying human remains and stolen objects online. This article explores how Google's reach and technical affordances might impact efforts to transform the fields of cultural heritage and museology. 

Brabantish at Huis ter Heide

Being one of them: Participating in an online community while researching cultural heritage

Article
Jos Swanenberg
02/08/2022
8 minutes to read

How can researchers use social media to empower speakers of local dialects? In this article, Jos Swanenberg explains how Facebook and Instagram helped him to collect data on language variation, while simultaneously connecting with members of the community and handing back the accumulated knowledge.

yoghurt, history of yoghurt, cultural heritage

Yoghurt, whose is it? Yoghurt as cultural exchange

Article
Stella Veranoudi
14/04/2019
10 minutes to read

When one hears yoghurt, they’ll most likely think of Greek yoghurt. However, yoghurt is not originally Greek. More countries, like Turkey and Bulgaria are branding and claiming it as part of their own cultural heritage and history. 

The Boschpoort Redemption

Article
Anouk van Vliet
12/03/2019
16 minutes to read

Based on the writings of Temminck Groll on the value of buildings and Bourdieu on types of capital, this article will be an inquiry into the social and economic impact of the 'Koepelgevangenis' in Breda having been turned into an escape room.

Laughing jester carnival

Carnival: just another party?

Paper
Ruben Bastiaanse
01/03/2019
13 minutes to read

The future of carnival: is the traditional character and historical function of carnival at peril?

Side of the church of the Holy Heart in Tilburg

Deconstructing Tilburg: the Heilig Hartkerk

Academic paper
Inge Beekmans
16/11/2018
25 minutes to read

The Heilig Hartkerk was intentionally demolished by the inhabitants of the city. A decision many people now regret. Was it a flurry of bewilderment? Or did something more deliberate, and possibly even malicious, happen?