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Language matters – Why?

In a science centre environment, language is of great importance. How much language support should we provide to our visitors? Should we expect our staff to be bilingual? The choice of languages can be a tricky question, as well as their order and equal presentation. What about adding Braille, sign language and pictograms? Not every scientist can write a good exhibition text and not every translator can provide a science-centre-worthy translation. If we use professional science writers to write our panel texts, why not have communication specialists doing our presentations? Should we use interpreters more? A cross between a reverse session and a roundtable discussion, this session will be valuable for all language enthusiasts who appreciate and understand the value of peer support.

Facilitator

Head of Educational Development
Skövde
Sweden

Session speakers

Head of Communications & PR
Trento
Italy
Deputy Manager of Office of Science Communication
Tokyo
Japan
Exhibition Secretary
Vantaa
Finland
Curator
Paris
France
Public Engagement
Senior Educator
Stenstorp
Sweden

Session speakers

Head of Communications & PR
Trento
Italy
Deputy Manager of Office of Science Communication
Tokyo
Japan
Public Engagement
Senior Educator
Stenstorp
Sweden
Exhibition Secretary
Vantaa
Finland
Curator
Paris
France