The multisensory museum

How to apply


Museums are – and have always been – mixed reality spaces par excellence. Today, digital technologies extend the ways in which the wealth of material culture they contain can be interpreted and exhibited, presenting new and (previously) unimaginable ways of bringing their stories to life.

This research strand is open to speculative as well as applied investigations that explore the fullest range of multisensory and immersive experiences that museums and their collections can offer. We are particularly interested in supporting proposals that seek to extend the palette of media, design and communications beyond the visual to other senses (haptic, aural) and sensibilities.

Research may turn its investigative focus to immersive design, inclusive design, human-centered design, co-design and participatory design, multimodality and assistive technology application.

Projects in this research area may have a formal relationship to Sensilab. (Nb. To be determined on a case by case basis as part of the expression-of-interest and application process.)

Skillset/pre-requisites: Artist, Designer, Media producer, Creative technologist, Digital software/systems developer