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Introductory Training: Trans Sensory Experiences with the Sensational Museum

23 November 2023 @ 14:00 - 16:00

Free – £5

Working in partnership with many leading industry organisations (including GEM), the Sensational Museum is a two-year research project radically rethinking the role and place of the senses in the museum. It declines the orthodox assumptions of the fixed array of five bodily senses (that have privileged sight, and reductively contained our other senses) in favour of a new sensory logic. It leverages the liberating notion of ‘Sensory Gain’ and the idea that everyone can benefit from the ‘access’ traditionally offered only to disabled visitors. By de-centralising vision, the project will move away from segmented ‘accessible provision’ to producing interventions that are accessible to all – using what we know about disability to change how museums work for everyone.

In this training session, there will be the chance to explore case studies of trans sensory experiences, discover early research findings from the project, and an opportunity to ask questions.

The speakers will be project lead Professor Hannah Thompson, and project researchers Dr. Sophie Vohra and Dr. Charlotte Slark.

Find out more about the Sensational Museum at their website.



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