Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
By : Tactile Studio
GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN – 14th edition
Discipline : Industrial Design & Product Design
Categories : Industrial Design / Signage product : Silver Certification
The Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec wanted to create a sensory trail for people with visual impairments and, more widely, for all of its visitors. Its objective was to provide an inclusive, immersive and intimate experience.
Comprising seven tactile and auditory platforms, the trail was co-created by museum teams and visitors. It will be opened in 2021 in the Gérard Morisset Pavilion.
Tactile Studio is happy to take part in the “Art d’être humain” programme, set up by the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. In this programme, the Museum continues its commitment to open up to the city, with actions aimed at people excluded from cultural experiences.
The development of two inclusive approaches
Thanks to tactile orientation maps and tactile works for all audiences, visitors can now understand the museum as a whole.
The first approach enables orientation and ease of navigation. The museum complex resembles a vast network, made up of four buildings connected by underground corridors and outside pathways. That makes it difficult sometimes to find your way around. And so, the models and tactile maps of the whole site, together with audio descriptions, help to understand how the various spaces are organised.
The second approach enables an easier understanding of a particular space: the exhibition hall provides a detailed discovery of one or more works.
Industrial Designer : tactile studio
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