This paper describes ongoing work exploring aspects of personalized access to and presentation of virtual museum collections. The project demonstrator illustrates an interactive approach to collecting data about museum visitors in terms of their interests in and preferences about artefacts from the Rijksmuseum collection. This data is stored in user profiles used further to recommend routes through the museum and to guide the users towards artefacts related to their interests and preferences. The overall goal of the project is to explore different users' characteristics and personalize users' museum experiences within the Rijksmuseum virtual and physical collections.

personalization, user modeling, personalized museum tour, Semantic Web
Information (theme 2), Software (theme 1)
Archives & Museum Informatics
J. Trant , D. Bearman
Cultural Heritage Information Personalization
International Conference for Culture and Heritage On-line-Museums and the Web
Human-centered Data Analysis

Aroyo, L, Brussee, R, Rutledge, L, Gorgels, P, Stash, N, & Wang, Y. (2007). Personalized Museum Experience: The Rijksmuseum Use Case. In J Trant & D Bearman (Eds.), Museums and the Web 2007. Archives & Museum Informatics.