Merel van der Vaart is project developer at Learn team of Waag Society. She is mainly focused on the development of (international) innovative heritage projects and educational programmes in the field of 21st Century Skills. She has a background in heritage research and museum projects.
Merel worked at the Allard Pierson Museum, researching the use of digital media in the museum setting. As associate curator at the Science Museum in Londen she was responsible for co-creation projects, and as assistant researcher at the Leicester University she supported research of digital innovation at the museum. Merel also teaches at the University of Amsterdam.