I am about to embark on a project inspired by my love of the West Highland Museum in Fort William. For those who don’t know the place Fort William sits on the shores of Loch Linnhe, a deep loch with Ben Nevis, Britains highest mountain, immediately overhead. It is in the middle of the Scottish West Highlands, an area of outstanding beauty and tremendous history. The West Highland Museum is a wonderful building absolutely stuffed full of interesting and intriguing bits of history.. from primitive times to recent. To check it out on-line go to http://www.westhighlandmuseum.org.uk/.
This wonderful place is run by a charitable trust. It is not owned, run, or financed by government, local or otherwise but is dependant for its survival on voluntary contributions. So my project for this term is firstly an investigation into how people respond to the request for a donation, and what is the motivation to which they are responding. I am then proposing to intervene in some way that is fun, thought provoking, a little bit wicked, and causes people to give a little more money and walk away with a smile on their faces and a good feeling.
First things first. Research.
I have written a questionnaire and need to get as many answers from as many different groups of people as possible. Please feel free to download one and email it to me at email@example.com.
I am still working out how to save a form in such a way as to enable people to interact with it..watch this space.