Ioanna Anthoulaki

Portretfoto Ioanna Anthoulaki
My thesis is about the Instagram posts by museums visitors and what they suggest about their engagement with the museums' objects and exhibitions.
Name
Ioanna Anthoulaki
Programme
Tourism and Culture
Country of previous education
Greece
Study start date
Study end date
Previous education
BA in Archaeology and History of Art in the University of Crete

Ioanna is a Master's student of Tourism and Culture.

What do you like about the programme and why?

What I really enjoy about the programme is that we are taught about various different topics and theories. There are also some more practical courses and not only theoretical ones. For example in the second semester we are doing a mini internship as part of the programme. The programme is very different from my previous education and as a result everything we study in class is new to me. I was also not used to having intermediate assignments during the semester, but I found that I much prefer that than having only an exam at the end of the semester.
Besides, I also like the informal atmosphere in the classroom, where everyone feels comfortable to share their thoughts. The professors are very approachable and eager to help you, something that I appreciate a lot.

What do you find most challenging in your Master’s?

The programme is quite demanding and requires a lot of individual study, but other than that I haven't had any obstacles.

What is your thesis about?    

I am currently working on my thesis, which examines the Instagram posts by museums visitors and what they suggest about their engagement with the museums' objects and exhibitions, a topic I find very interesting.

Why do you think is it important that there are people out there with this degree? 

As tourism is one of the biggest industries worldwide, I think it's important that professionals working in the field should be educated about it, particularly about topics such as colonialism, sustainability and the ethics of tourism. After the end of the Master's my goal is to work in the museum sector here in the Netherlands.