Presenting a museum exhibition in connection with an open house or tour of the museum is a simple way of communicating information about a specific research field. You can offer a tour as an individual activity or combine it with other activities at the museum.
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Using an exhibition that travels from place to place has two major benefits – few people at each location will have experienced it before, and that the display is already available.
This type of exhibition communicates science or research in a particular field primarily through the medium of art. Alternatively it can be an exhibition about art history.
It is possible to create an exhibition about a field of science or about the work of scientists/researchers where the message is primarily communicated through photographs. It is important to find photos that effectively present relevant scientific information, but that also capture the interest of the visitors. The choice of location is also significant because it will normally largely determine the number of visitors.
Well-made films often depict events and research in a captivating way. Always have a scientist/researcher present to answer questions afterwards. Film screenings can be combined with debates, Q&A sessions, discussions and lectures.
A youth parliament is a forum where young people can discuss issues and have an impact. The participants discuss and analyse current issues following an initial presentation of the theme. They produce proposals for solutions and create motions. Often, final proposals are debated in the presence of decision makers.
The visitors can make their own rockets, which links to physics, engineering and aerodynamics.
The visitors can shape and create things out of plastic through a chemical process. Easy-to-melt polymorphic plastic, which can be reshaped multiple times, is the best kind to use.
The visitors can make slime through a chemical process. A practical task to produce a product that fascinates people, combined with information about what happens during the process.
Visitors can make textile products of some kind and the activity can be linked to textile science. “Seamhack” events are popular and were organised during Researchers’ Night in Gothenburg. During a “Seamhack”, participants are invited to create new, imaginative and unique designs from old clothes, remnants, buttons and other materials. They also receive more detailed information through presentations by experts, e.g. on fashion science, smart textiles and screen printing.