In this, our initial research stage, we have designed three different surveys for museum professionals to complete. The expertise and experiences of those working in museums is invaluable. We have surveys aimed at collecting the experiences of
- Professionals working in Collections or Collections Management Systems.
- Museum professionals who have been involved in using multisensory interpretations
- Museum Designers
If more than one of these categories is true for you, please do complete multiple surveys. You can find our surveys below.
Collections and Collections Management Survey
We’d love to hear about the experiences of professionals working in Collections and Collections Management – please do complete the survey, or share it with any colleagues or connections who might be interested.
The survey should take around 20 minutes to complete and all questions are entirely optional.
If you have any questions, or you want to know more about how to participate in the research further through an interview and/or observational study, please leave us a comment here, or get in touch with Sophie Vohra: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Museum Professionals Survey
Multisensory interpretation plays an ever-increasing role in museum practice. Whether in temporary or permanent exhibitions, many museums and museum designers are looking to enrich engagement with touch or sound, and in some instances, with smell and taste.
We are carrying out this research with the aim of better understanding how museum professionals are currently using multisensory interpretations in their practice, what their motivations for using them are, and who they consider their target audience to be.
We are interested inclusion and broadening participation perspective , as well as understanding other motivations and applications of multisensory interpretations in museums.
This online survey asks about your experiences with multisensory interpretation or approaches in museums. If you would like to take part, or if you would like further information, please go to the Museum Professionals information sheet, the consent form and questionnaire.
If you have any questions at all please do get in touch at:
Museum Designers Survey
We are gathering the expertise and knowledge of professionals who work in museum exhibition design who have some experience of using multisensory interpretation in their practice.
Multisensory interpretation plays an ever-increasing role in museum practice. Whether in temporary or permanent exhibitions or in programming, many museums are looking to enrich engagement with touch or sound, and in some instances, with smell and taste.
We would like to your motivations and aspirations for multisensory interpretation, and we would like to know what has worked and where you might do things differently in the future.
If you would like to take part, or if you would like further information, you can click through our Exhibition Designers information sheet, consent form and questionnaire.
If you have any questions at all please do get in touch at: email@example.com
Become a Partner Museum
The Sensational Museum will be working with museums and museum professionals, gathering research, developing prototypes, and partnering with museums to develop trans-sensory work.
If you would like to register your interest in being involved in the project, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your details, job role and institution.
Your details will be added to a mailing list so we can keep you up to date, but do ask at any time to be removed from the list.