Touch


Museums aim to allow access to objects and collections while at the same time protect and care for those objects.

Museum Practice looks at the role of touch in museums and explores its educational and therapeutic benefits


Sensory access to museum objects


Handling objects was central to early museum practice – so why is touch relegated today, asks Alex Woodall

15.02.2013

Teaching through touch


Object-based learning

15.02.2013

Healing hands


Can touching museum objects have therapeutic benefits?

15.02.2013


Widening access through touch


Engaging handling at Manchester Museum

15.02.2013

Developing handling collections


The practicalities and challenges of developing a handling collection at Museums Sheffield

15.02.2013

Facilitating touch in galleries


Touching has to be a structured experience, says Colin Mulberg

15.02.2013


Developing touch tours


Andrew Mashigo explains how touch tours can balance access with conservation

15.02.2013

Handling objects for visually-impaired people


The role of touch in widening access

15.02.2013


Virtual object handling


Can virtual objects replace the real thing?

15.02.2013

Your handling collection case studies


How is touch offered to visitors at your museum?



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