Innovation Lab, Samsung Digital Discovery Centre (SDDC)

The British Museum UK

Project summary: The British Museum houses a vast collection of world art and artefacts. The SDDC offers a programme of schools and family learning sessions using Samsung digital technology to engage these audiences with the British Museum’s collections. The Museum offers workshops and drop-in sessions every Saturday and Sunday, 52 weekends a year for families. As part of this family programme, on one day per month the Museum schedules an ‘Innovation Lab’. This lab is a space in the programme where the Digital Learning Managers for the SDDC can experiment with new technology, new ideas and different approaches, and test these on the ground with the visiting family audience. To kick-start the Innovation Lab programme with energy and ambition, the Museum decided to seek out Makers, creative practitioners, artists and technology experimenters, to pitch and deliver these sessions.