Initiating and Boosting Stakeholder Engagement around Translation: A Look at the Heritage and Museum Sector

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


This talk will draw on Sharon and Pauline’s experience of working with professionals in the heritage and museum sector, with examples taken from their individual projects and from their joint involvement in the RSE Translating Scotland’s Heritage research network. The first issue to be addressed will be best practice in terms of identifying and establishing contacts, including the need to ensure that research ethics protocols are taken into consideration. The subsequent importance of analysing the needs, interests and expectations (NIEs) of stakeholders who come on board will also be stressed, along with the inherent value of effective communication with non-academic audiences. Throughout, Sharon and Pauline will also draw attention the specific challenges of stakeholder engagement that they have encountered, not least problems associated with timeframes, data availability and other practical difficulties, and discuss how these were handled. Finally, they will highlight how keeping track of the impact of your research and remaining alert to longer-term co-operation are both crucial steps that will serve to maximize the potential of your activities with stakeholders. Overall, this talk aims to provide participants with ideas and tools that will help to facilitate and underpin engagement around translation, in its various forms, within and beyond the sector.
Period1 Mar 2022
Event titleSeminar Series: Museum Translation: Interaction and Engagement
Event typeSeminar
LocationEdinburgh , United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • translation
  • museum
  • heritage
  • public engagement
  • knowledge exchange