Our team

Cofounder and managing editor, Lorna Cruickshanks.
co-founder and managing editor
Lorna Cruickshanks
Lorna is an independent consultant specialised in community engagement and participation in the Netherlands.
Cofounder and managing editor, Lorna Cruickshanks.Woman with dark hair in ponytail, standing in front of colourful tulip field.
managing editor
Elene Kadagidze
Elene is a researcher and educator specialised in museum education and senses-based learning. She is based in Belgium.
Cofounder and managing editor, Danielle Carter.
co-founder and Editorial Advisor
Danielle N. Carter
Danielle is a copyeditor and proofreader specialised in arts, culture, and the humanities. She is based in the Netherlands.

Editorial Collective

Actively involved in editorial decisions and processes, the Editorial Collective is made up of a group of researchers and reflective practitioners actively involved in this field of work within the culture and heritage sectors globally. They work at academic institutions, heritage organisations, and cultural or arts centres.
Azadeh Arjomand Kermani, Lecturer, Cultural Geography Group at Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands
Esmee Schoutens, Independent Researcher and Curator, Netherlands
Kayte McSweeney, Independent Consultant: Participation, Audience Research and Evaluation, Community Engagement and Community Partnerships Manager: Participation and Collections, British Museum, UK
Lisa Whittle, Freelance strategy and concept development in digital heritage, Netherlands
Liselore Tissen, PhD candidate Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society & Delft University of Technology; Face of Science - KNAW, Netherlands
Merel van der Vaart, City History Curator, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Netherlands
Simon Makuvaza, Research Fellow in the Faculty of the Built Environment at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Zimbabwe
Siân Hunter Dodsworth, Researcher, Evaluator & Project Coordinator for museums and art galleries, Mexico

Tania Cañas, artist-researcher, Artistic Lead at Cohealth ArtsGen and lecturer in performance, socially engaged practice and global mobility at University of Melbourne and RMIT, Narrm/Australia

Advisory Collective

Alongside the Editorial Collective, an Advisory Collective ensures Culture Caleidoscoop works to achieve its ambitions and remains value-driven.
Anna Elffers, Researcher and Advisor, Culture and Public, Netherlands
Eliza Steinbock, Associate Professor Gender and Diversity Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences of Maastricht University, Netherlands
Emilie Sitzia, Associate Professor, Maastricht University; and Professor by special appointment, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Emily Pringle, Freelance researcher and consultant, UK
Hanna Lämsä, Executive Director at Finnish Cultural and Academic Institutes, Finland
Menno Welling, Head of the master's programme Applied Museum and Heritage Studies and the Heritage Lab, Reinwardt Academy, Netherlands

Veerle Spronck,
Senior Researcher, HKU University of the Arts; independent podcast maker, Netherlands

Vivian van Saaze,
Associate Professor,  Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University; and Senior Specialist Modern and Contemporary Art, Cultural Heritage Agency, Netherlands
Culture Shift Foundation
Culture Caleidoscoop is an activity of the foundation Culture Shift (registered in the Netherlands). The current board members are Merel van der Vaart and Lorna Cruickshanks.