Facilitating object-based learning experiences using digital

Wednesday, April 03, 2019: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Independence West

Workshop: Facilitating object-based learning experiences using digital
- Emilia McKenzie, The Science Museum, UK, Dave Patten, Science Museum, UK, Emily Fildes, Science Museum Group, UK
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We know that visitors come to our museums and to our online collections with differing levels of confidence in engaging with our objects, and these encounters can feel overwhelming for many people – particularly for learning audiences. Yet objects in museum collections can be incredibly engaging tools for learning. Fortunately, digital formats and online content hold a great deal of potential for cultural institutions in enabling effective object-based learning experiences, at any budget. In this session, participants will explore the ways in which digital formats can be used to enhance learning audiences’ experiences of our collections, whether or not these audiences are able to experience museum collections in person.