Theresa Macaulay is New Media Manager for the Science Museum Group. She has worked in museums for over a decade, leading the development of in-house and international touring exhibitions for a wide range of audiences (e.g. Use Hearing Protection: The early years of Factory Records and Electricity: The spark of life). Theresa leads the development and implementation of digital and audio-visual interpretation and experiences within exhibitions and gallery projects across the Science and Industry Museum, National Railway Museum and the National Science and Media Museum.
Theresa Macaulay will be speaking at the Digital Exhibitions Summit 2023:
Going with your gut: creating a playful science exhibition
The new exhibition at the Science and Industry Museum, Operation Ouch! Food, Poo and You, takes visitors on a rib-tickling, outrageous adventure through the digestive system, lifting the lid on the fascinating science inside our bodies. Jam packed with physical play, hands-on games and interactives, tactility and sound, plus playfully presented objects from the Science Museum Group’s medical collections, the exhibition has been a roaring success with families. We’ll give you insights into how we balanced interactivity and sensory ‘wow’ moments with accurate science and inclusive interpretation, to create an exhibition that empowers visitors to be silly and appreciate their bodies.