The panel was convened by the research team behind EMOTIVE – an EU funded project heritage project exploring how to use and evaluate emotional storytelling at heritage sites. This post is a reflection on my experience and links to some of the fantastic work others on the panel are currently doing.
The value of presenting work a little earlier than might feel comfortable:
I submitted my abstract while in the process of planning the research – a bold and possibly foolish move that (thankfully) paid dividends. I was nervous about having pitched a methods paper but there was real value in putting my method out for peer review. It was the first time I’d been through the process; it was extremely valuable and I remain grateful to the reviewers for their comments and criticism. Sharing my work early not only improved my analysis but has also influenced the design for my forthcoming research with National Museums Wales.
The power of a good panel
You can’t underestimate the feeling and energy of being on a well-curated panel. It was a complete pleasure to join forces with a panel of women who are interested in the ‘whys and hows’ of emotion across culture and heritage.
Here’s Sarah May from the Museum of Science, Boston talking about their methodology.
Erin Canning, Aga Khan Museum, discussed evaluating and documenting affect in the art museum, through their Master’s thesis which developed a schema for creating affective metadata for art objects.
Our convenor, Maria Economou discussed evaluating emotional engagement through a case study of a digital experience developed for the Hunterian Museum as part of the EMOTIVE project.
I’ll be featuring the EMOTIVE project again on the blog shortly as I’m set to join them at a workshop in Athens next month.
Proceedings will be published. Once I have a link to all our IEEE publications I’ll add them to this post.