Sensory Objects present master class and demo at the Museum and Heritage Show 2015

On Wed 29th April Sensory Objects co-researchers from Tower Project presented a well attended master class and demo during the Museum and Heritage show at Olympia London. UEL had a stand where we displayed some of our Sensory Objects including some made by our co-researchers from Reading College Learners with Learning Difficulties/Disabilities dept at the Museum of English Rural Life including our yellow jiggling and grunting pig.

John with Rachel's yellow pig

John with Rachel’s yellow pig

The pig was very effective at catching peoples attention during the show, we also showed the sheep cushion that goes ‘baa’ when stroked.Tryingsheepcushion2

During the talk co-researchers from the Tower Project Judith Appiah and Tim Elson showed the audience their Sensory Labels for the Enlightenment Museum at The British MuseumGeraldine & Judith.

Tim showing his sensory label

Tim showing his sensory label

Tim and Judith described the workshop process and how they developed sensory information and shared their work with the public at the British Museum. Throughout the day many people came over to the stand to discuss ideas about how to make museums more sensory and inclusive.

Sensory Objects at Museums & Heritage Show

Sensory Objects at Museums & Heritage Show

We also took some photos of Tim, Judith and Kate with our recently awarded International Design For All Trophy 2015. We return for another Sensory Labels showcase in the Enlightenment Gallery at the British Museum on Thursday 28th May 2015.

 

Kate Judith and Tim with Design for All Award

Kate Judith and Tim with Design for All Award