Dr Foteini Venieri is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Communication, Media and Culture of Panteion University, under State Scholarship Foundation (IKY) funding. Since 2017, as chair of the museum theatre company Heterotopia, she has designed and performed museum theatre plays in archaeological sites and museums, and also participates in research projects focusing on the use of digital media in the interpretation of cultural heritage.
A graduate of the Department of Theatre Studies of the School of Philosophy of the University of Athens, Foteini went on to follow postgraduate studies in Cultural Management at the Department of Communication, Media and Culture of Panteion University (Athens), supported by a scholarship from the State Scholarship Foundation. She holds a PhD in museum theatre from the University of Thessaly, funded by scholarships from the Leventis Foundation and the Papadakis endowment.
She has taught at the Department of Theatre Studies of University of Athens (2021-2022), at the Department of Archives, Library Science and Museology of Ionion University (2019-2020), and at the postgraduate programs Public History (2019-2022) and Creative Writing (2018,2019) of the Hellenic Open University. Her research interests include museum theatre; public history and archaeology; cultural heritage; the interpretation, use and communication of the past in the digital and natural environment and the creation of screenplays; museum theory and museum learning. Her book on museum theatre will be published soon (Disigma Publications) and her articles have been published in international and Greek scientific journals.