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Kate Allen

Contributor Type: Academic Researchers

Kate Allen, Associate Professor, Reading School of Art, University of Reading. Kate is the Principal Investigator of the award-winning Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) project, ‘Interactive sensory objects made for and by people with learning disabilities’, or Sensory Objects. Sensory Objects creates multisensory interactive art works that respond to museum collections, alternative ideas for museum interpretation, developed through sensory art and electronics-based workshops by people with learning disabilities in collaboration with an interdisciplinary research team. Researchers from the University of Reading and RIX Research and Media at The University of East London have worked together with Mencap Liverpool Access to Heritage Group at Speke Hall, Reading College’s Learners with learning difficulties and disabilities at the Museum of English Rural Life, and Tower Project London at The British Museum.