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Student Column: Wittenborg Students at Open-Air Museum Arnhem

Wittenborg's annual 'Project Week' excursion this year was held at the Open-Air Museum in Arnhem earlier this week. The Open-Air museum essentially demonstrates what it was like to live in the past. Students had a 90-minute guided tour followed by another 90 minutes of free time within the museum. The task at hand for the students was to identify and analyse the museum's market strategy, followed by how they can improve the museum's approach.

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