How to run a mobile heritage science engagement

A practical toolkit developed by SEAHA Centre for Doctoral Training

13 May 2022

Every year thousands of people visit heritage sites across the UK to enjoy the connection with history, the beauty, and the stories. Behind the scenes at most of these sites, museums, and historic buildings, there is science happening to preserve our heritage and help save it from threats like climate change and deterioration so that people can continue to enjoy it for years to come. 

However, much of this science is done behind closed doors and can be seen by the public as inaccessible. It’s important to share with the public this huge effort done by conservation teams and scientists to overcome the potential threats to our heritage.

SEAHA Centre for Doctoral Training has created a toolkit to support museums and heritage sites running mobile science engagement events to help bring this science out into the open and to support visitor engagement with science, on-the-ground. The toolkit covers all the essentials of why you might think about running a mobile heritage science engagement event, what to think about when planning it, and how to build in evaluation. 

 

Evaluating and Running Engagement Events: Toolkit and Video Launch

The launch of the toolkit will be marked by a free hybrid event on 18 May.

You can find out more and register for the event here

 

 

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