Museums as Gameworlds: The Use of Live Action Role Playing Games in Greek Museums

By Niki Nikonanou and Foteini Venieri.

Published by The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum

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Published online: May 2, 2014 $US5.00

The paper presents preliminary findings of the research project “Museums and education: methods of approaching and interpreting museum objects” (University of Thessaly, Greece). The research project focuses on the use of live action role playing games (LARPs), viewed as a form of museum theatre, in Greek museums. LARPs in museum settings, a significantly under researched field, appeared in 2007 in Greece and gained increasing popularity, while they succeed to attract new visitors groups. This paper presents preliminary research findings concerning the institutional framework, where LARPs are being developed, as well as LARPs’ form and content as educational programs in a museum setting.

Keywords: Museum - Education, Museum interpretation, Visitors experience, LARP, Museum Theater

The International Journal of the Inclusive Museum, Volume 6, Issue 3, May 2014, pp.67-76. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: May 2, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 459.315KB)).

Dr. Niki Nikonanou

Assistant Professor, Museum Education and Research Laboratory, Department of Early Childhood Education, University of Thessaly, Thessaloniki, Greece

Foteini Venieri

Ph.D Candidate, Museum Education and Research Laboratory, University of Thessaly, Athens, Greece


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