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Olfactory Storytelling Toolkit Resource 2: Olfactory Keywords

  • 1. ROR icon Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • 2. ROR icon University College London
  • 3. ROR icon University of York
  • 4. ROR icon Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


This resource is 1 of 11 downloadable resources created for Odeuropa's Olfactory Storytelling Toolkit: a 'How-To' Guide for Working with Smells in Museums and Heritage Institutions. These resources are meant to be used for your own olfactory event. 

Olfactory Keywords (OST Resource 2) is a list of smell terms in English. Digital collections hold a lot of items with olfactory relevance, however, many of us are not equipped with the vocabularies or keywords to find these items. This list assists users in navigating digital collections and provides them with specific vocabulary words to search for. 

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(OST2) Guidelines.pdf

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