when vocation meets motivation
The musée du quai Branly is committed to building a cultural complex which is accessible to all, by transforming its spaces, and providing a wide variety of activities and innovative partnerships.
Orange Foundation’s motivation is to give everyone the opportunity to communicate better by making culture accessible. The fruit of this collaboration is the Sensory picture-book of the musée du quai Branly.
orange foundation takes action to make the world more accessible
Since taking its first steps in 1987, the Orange Foundation has been running a major sponsorship programme that builds on the company’s mission: to allow everyone to communicate better. By fighting against sensory deprivation, promoting greater autonomy in daily life and work, and encouraging cultural and social development, the Orange Foundation is taking action to make the world more accessible and create a social bond.
The Orange Foundation supports projects aimed at improving quality of life for the visually impaired and the blind by facilitating access to information, education and culture, giving priority to reading and cultural sites.
The Foundation supports the development of other adapted and varied systems that ensure they have access to culture, hoping they gain more independence from it.
2012 : l'application Les experts quai Branly sur iPad
Depuis plusieurs années, la Fondation Orange encourage l’usage des nouvelles technologies numériques pour faciliter l’accès à l’information et à la culture pour tous, notamment pour les publics avec déficiences sensorielles.
Il était tout naturel que la Fondation Orange apporte son soutien au musée du quai Branly pour une application sur iPad permettant aux enfants sourds ou malentendants de découvrir par petits groupes ou avec leur famille, quatre continents de la planète de façon ludique et conviviale.
En situation d’explorateur au côté de l’ethnologue Laurent, ce sont les multiples facettes culturelles et colorées des quatre continents que les enfants découvriront à partir d’énigmes, de jeux de piste et de voyages par multiples moyens de transports.
Tout à leurs découvertes, les enfants se familiariseront également à l’usage d’une tablette multimédia.
2010 : the sensory picture-book of the musée du quai branly…
…in tactile and Braille versions, is a “bas-relief” extracted from the Picture-book of the collections, published by the musée du quai Branly and made possible through the support of the Orange Foundation. It aims to help people to discover the vast wealth of the objects in the ethnographic collections. The Sensory picture-book of the musée du quai Branly is designed for people with visual impairments, but also for all those who accompany them – parents, relatives, teachers or carers. It brings together a selection of 16 works adapted for boards embossed in bas-relief.
The project is conducted with the help of a company specialised in the production of tactile media, and in consultation with the Fédération des Aveugles (Federation of the Blind) of France.
Four works per continent represented in the museum’s collections (Asia, Oceania, Africa, and the Americas) were chosen by curators from the Picture-book of the collections, which was first published for the museum’s opening in 2006. The idea was to find objects made from many different materials (bark, metal, shell, straw, etc.) and of varying shapes and sizes, to show the magnitude of non-Western creations. It was also important that the objects represented were the main pieces of the museum’s collection.
The Sensory picture-book of the musée du quai Branly has 52 pages and measures 18 x 24 cm. On sale for around €30, it was first presented in December 2010, during the museum’s Accessibility Week. Available for order from late 2010, it appeared in bookshops in early 2011. In addition to the legends being transcribed in Braille, an audio description CD is included which puts the works in context.