Do you usually plan your museum visits in advance?
Natural Europe addresses the needs of the visitors of NHMs by providing "Open" pathways that any visitor of the museum can use to experience the NHM exhibitions on their own. Moreover, Natural Europe will deploy interactive installations as part of the museums exhibitions that will allow visitors to follow educational pathways enhancing their experience.
General public and museum visitors may:
- have access to online digital collections and resources of museums participating in the project, to advance their knowledge and extend their experiences
- use applications to search or browse the cultural collections of the museums and navigate through the educational pathways offered by the museum
- use in-house interactive installations, offering them interaction experiences
- engage in innovative activities, having been designed according to existing pathways, giving the museum visit a more educational aspect
- have access to a global network of people working for natural history, giving them the chance to work together and establish collaboration groups, having common interest in the field of natural sciences
- participate in the creation of new, successful educational pathways and the evaluation of the existing ones, having access to the work of teachers/educators
- be provided with structured knowledge and material in the visited museums’ area of expertise, being introduced to innovative educational approaches through the use of the project services and tools
- have access to the work of teachers/educators and the design of educational pathways (using the Natural Europe Pathway Tool)
- learn how to use the Pathway Authoring Tool, having access to a large collection of existing pathways, digital resources and collections of NHMs
The "Whale at the Entrance" is an example of an open educational pathway designed by the Hungarian Natural History Museum in the context of the Natural Europe project addressing to the visitors of the museum.