Science Week

An exciting project with the Natural History Museum and University of the Arts London

Students explored the ‘Museum in a box’ concept which is being designed to allow a more inclusive experience for visually impaired individuals at the museum. The cards which display microscopic structures like pollen can be placed on the ‘Museum in a box’ and will play a detailed audio description of the structure. 

Students in Minerva will provide feedback on the boxes, and also looking a recording their own audio descriptions.          

We utilised the opportunity and was able to question Alex Ball from NHM on how the Museum in a box works, and tested some the cards with scaled models of microscopic specimen.