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Sofia Collette Ehrich

Sofia Collette Ehrich

Olfactory Events and Exhibitions

Sofia Collette Ehrich is a sensory art historian and curator of multisensory experiences.

As a Los Angeles native, she studied art history at University California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She recently finished her Masters at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in Comparative Arts and Media studies where she wrote her thesis, Orchestrating the Senses onto Virtual Reality Narratives: Confronting the limitations of media and exploring the importance of crossmodality within virtual digital environments.

Her research interests include approaches, challenges, and limitations to multisensory storytelling within varying environments but especially in cultural heritage institutions. She currently manages and coordinates olfactory events for the European Research Project, Odeuropa.

MuseumNext Digital Exhibitions Summit
Tuesday, 6th December 2022

Making the Digital Multisensory

What if our museums could use digital methods while also becoming more multi-sensory? Museums are traditionally vision-centric places making it a place of limited engagement and for a particular audience. Digital methods can broaden accessibility and increase immersivity, however, they still come with reduced sensory outputs. Through two museological examples of digital-sensory approaches to storytelling, this talk will explore the best practices and challenges of using these techniques and why you would do so in the first place. Audience members are asked to bring the herb, rosemary to explore together how digital storytelling can be enhanced with the olfactory.

Find the full schedule here

Sofia Collette Ehrich