The Science Museum has appointed Wood & Wood to review its wayfinding and information communication systems in the museum, and to report back with an audit of visitor usability.
Wood & Wood is due to present its preliminary findings later this month. It will aim to highlight areas of the museum that can be made more accessible and inclusive to visitors.
The consultancy has been tasked with looking specifically at how technology could be used to improve communication, information and navigation at the museum. Recommendations will then be implemented with a number of sponsors.
‘The ultimate goal of this report is to attract sponsors to support the Science Museum,’ says Wood & Wood business development manager Angus Tilbury. ‘The museum wants to invest in its future and to set the benchmark that museums around the world follow,’ he says.
Funding for implementing the recommendations will be secured in a second phase of the project, which is not expected to be complete for at least another year.
The Science Museum began the second phase of its £50m ten-year masterplan last January, headed by the museum’s head of design Lyn Modaberi and Tim Molloy, creative director for the National Museum of Science and Technology.