Ice breaker – Museum Smells

Ice breaker – Museum Smells

By Emilie Sitzia

MA in Arts and Heritage

Objective statement / Intended effect of the tool

Ice breaker

  1. Way of re-embodying the digital
  2. Stimulate bodily empathy/imagination group feeling (doing something together, well-being)
  3. Make students realise bodies matter to learners/audiences in terms of
  • memorization,
  • empathy,
  • etc…

  • Describe a memory of a museum smell
Course specific or not 

Is originally designed for MA Arts and Heritage but could be applied to when the aim is to learn about observation skills / creation of group feeling

Target group specific or not 

Master’s students but might be possible with Bachelor’s too

When do you use it? 

When training observation skills and creating group feeling (especially online)

Why do you use it? (Pedagogical approach)

Stimulate bodily empathy/imagination

Activate sensory sensitivity

Group connection

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