Making Temporary Exhibits Accessible
Making temporary exhibits accessible to as wide an audience as possible is one of the major challenges for the musée du quai Branly. The accessibility of the museum should be extended to the exceptional and ever-changing experience offered by an internationally renowned exhibit.
In 2010 and 2012, the musée du quai Branly held a week of free activities for disabled visitors to discover the museum’s collections and facilities. The success of these first two editions, as well as the great satisfaction expressed by their audiences, means that the museum wishes to repeat the experience on a biennial basis, with support from a patron or sponsor.
Activities in the Jacques Kerchache Reading Room
The reading room is open to all visitors. In collaboration with the organization Percevoir, we hold events which bring blind and sighted people together:
- “Shared Readings in the Dark” involve discovering the literature and fairy tales of the countries represented in the museum.
- “The Adventure of a Work” allows participants to discover the objects in the museum collections through tactile perception of facsimiles.
Creation of a Multi-Sensory Unit
In order to enrich the guided tours which are open to everyone, and particularly to blind and visually impaired visitors, the museum wanted to create a mobile multi-sensory unit, for use during guided tours in the museum or on outreach projects.