Introduction to my Interview Project

Thank you very much for your interest. The purpose of this project is to understand users’ interaction with museums on social media. This knowledge is being sought for Ms. Sophia Bakogianni’s PhD dissertation that is conducted under the supervision of Dr. Jahna Otterbacher, Assistant Professor at the Open University of Cyprus (OUC).
The process of the study involves answering questions relating to your interactions with the Van Gogh Museum on Facebook and your opinion on the museum social media activities. This short interview will be conducted via Facebook Messenger. It should not take more than 30 minutes.

If you are interested in taking part in my study, please PM me or leave a reply on Facebook and we can arrange a convenient to you date and time to conduct the interview through Facebook Messenger.

Because of possible limitations concerning the synchronous method of conducting an interview (no time availability, different time zones, etc.), we also offer the possibility of using an asynchronous online option, such as sending a link with the interview questions, in order to provide more flexibility for respondents to partake.

We are inviting you to participate in the study because you use or have used the Van Gogh Museum’ s Facebook Page. We have no affiliation with the Van Gogh Museum, but the results of the study will also be shared with the Museum. Your participation in the study is completely voluntary. You may choose not to take part at all. If you decide to participate in the online interview, you may stop participating at any time. All personal information collected about you will be kept strictly confidential, and their use will abide to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the ethical requirements of the Cyprus National Bioethics Committee that reviewed and approved this study (Ref. ΕΕΒΚ ΕΠ 2019.01.107/13-06-2019).

If you have any questions about the research study itself, please contact us:

Dr. Jahna Otterbacher (

Sophia Bakogianni (