Monique van den Dries

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Associate Professor, Lecturer, Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University

Monique van den Dries (1965, Zierikzee) is lecturer and researcher at the Faculty of Archaeology and teaches archaeological heritage management.    

She studied Prehistory of North-western Europe at Leiden University, with specialisations in the application of IT and in museology. After her studies she further specialised in IT and communication. For her PhD-research at Leiden University (1990-1994) she applied artificial intelligence techniques for analyzing and teaching use-wear traces on flint artefacts.  

From 1995 till 2008 she was active in Dutch heritage management. First she worked for the Dutch Foundation for Archaeology (now  Erfgoed Nederland), where she was the editor of the archaeological magazine ArcheoBRIEF. Then she worked at the State Agency for Archaeology (now  Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed) as project manager for public outreach activities. In 2002 she became inspector at the Dutch Inspectorate for Cultural Heritage ( Erfgoedinspectie). From 2003 onwards she gave annual guest lectures on Dutch heritage management at the Faculty of Archaeology.  

In 2008 she was seconded from the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science to carry out postdoctoral work on archaeological heritage management and on the development of a Masters specialization in this field. In 2010 she was appointed as lecturer. 

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