Participation is of great importance within our operation. Because stories are central to the museum, personal involvement is crucial. People share their personal (family) story and donate treasured objects to the museum. By doing so, they connect with the museum and the symbolic place that the museum is. Participation was important in the creation of the museum, but it is also further embedded in its daily operations, from collecting to accessing. Active involvement and participation of the public and of our heritage communities is always central.