We believe teaching and learning cultural history and heritage should be exciting and easy to grasp. Equally, it should be affordable and easily accessible. Furthermore, we believe cultural heritage surrounds us on a every day basis and that all human beings are disseminators of cultural heritage. We aim to give everyone the means to disseminate their unique knowledge.

We strive to develop new methods for dissemination and we are not afraid to be provocative when doing so. By designing and facilitating hands on dissemination for the pathos, logos and ethos, we will engage those who never thought they had a story to tell. We aim to make our partners and recipients the experts by working head and hands on history.

We work interdisciplinary and use both our competence and network to create innovative, high quality projects. We prefer facilitating over curating, but will not hesitate to curate if we sense a lack of aim or focus.

And last but not least; we work in a serious and joyful manner.

Who we are

Hands on history is a knowledge, experience and action resource bank. The Hands on History team members are experts in teaching, preserving and revitalizing cultural heritage. We work both locally and internationally and have years of experience in developing and managing projects in the cultural heritage field. We have experience in sustainability projects, festival organizing, museum program management and development of educational programs.

What we do

Hands on History develop and run world-wide interdisciplinary projects and small local projects in the field of cultural heritage. Our team members offer both theoretical and practical aid in matters concerning dissemination, preservation and revitalization. We have several years of experience in organizing interactive festivals and events and we work closely with many institutions such as municipalities and museums.

How we do it

Hands on History offer aid in all matters concerning project development and management in the field of cultural heritage. We also offer hands on dissemination of heritage projects. This could be; handy-crafting and cooking workshops and courses, guided hikes in nature and lectures. We are «method tailors» and we will customize our concept to you and to the recipient. Hence, the name «Hands on History». Two of our favorite methods for dissemination are living history and historical reenactment.

The Hands on History Team Members


Ingrid Galadriel
- Producer -

Ingrid Galadriel has a Master´s degree in Theatre and visual communication. She has several years of experience working as a producer, museum curator and PR-manager. Ingrid is a creative explosion.
ingrid@handsonhistory.no

Heidi Brimi
- Manager -

Heidi Brimi is a long time producer. With a masters degree in Archeology and 20 years of experience with museum work and other cultural institutions, she has extensive theoretical and practical knowledge.
heidi@handsonhistory.no

Rickard Åkesson
- Project manager -

Rickard has a masters degree in Environmental Science and has several years of experience as a curator and festival organizer. He is known to be thorough and precise. In addition, he is an excellent crafter.
rickard@handsonhistory.no

Tautvydas Rasiulis
- Director of photograpy -

Tautvydas got his bachelor degree in photography at Vilnius College of Design. He continued to pursue his career in video by making short, powerful videos. Tautvydas has a serious take on humor
tautvydas@handsonhistory.no

Karoline J. Hansen
- Assistant -

karoline@handsonhistory.no