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| Assessing stakeholders’ values and interests for Archaeological Park Matilo and Castellum Hoge Woerd, the Netherlands | Figure 2. Castellum Hoge Woerd (Your Captain Luchtfotografie) Methodology and data collection Different kinds of stakeholder groups were involved in the two projects, from people involved most obvious and largest stakeholder groups were interviewed. Because of a possible subjectivity bias, additional interviews were held that led to the same volunteer representatives of groups of people (lay stakeholders), and the wider public. To understand their role in the development of the park, their values at stake, and their interests in the park, interviews were conducted, because they are sensitive to contextual relationships and therefore indispensable in research to heritage values (Mason 2002, 16). Questions related to what they found successful and less successful in the development of the park, their role in the project, what they cared about in relation to the park, and what recommendations they had for future projects. during the interview phase were investigated during an adjacent literature study. Twenty interviews were conducted with selected stakeholders of local organisations and businesses, authoritative bodies, and community interest groups. In order to get a solid grip on the viewpoints of different stakeholders, representatives of the To position the stakeholders, a division was made between direct/primary stakeholders and indirect/ secondary stakeholders. In the development of Castellum Hoge Woerd, the municipal project manager, the State Service for Cultural Heritage (RCE), and the four-partner coalition (museum, theatre, restaurant, city farm) were the direct stakeholders. In Archaeological Park Matilo, similar parties formed the project management. They were the key players that were directly involved in governance, held power over decision-making, and formed the programs. Other stakeholders were indirect stakeholders. They had an interest in the park and values at stake, but they lacked the power to have a main voice in the decision-making process. 2017 | INTER-SECTION | VOL III | p.39