Like a history book, the new sensory route of the Aquitaine Museum (Bordeaux), inaugurated on October 12, succeeded in making all its collections accessible to all.
With approximately 150,000 annual visitors, a steady increase since the inscription of the City of Bordeaux in UNESCO World Heritage, The Aquitaine Museum is at the top of the New Aquitaine museums.
Beyond the disability, a course accessible to the greatest number
Wishing to strengthen the accessibility of its collections by integrating them a sensory journey complete, the museum now offers a 29 stations which span 5,000 m² of permanent exhibition space, covering 400,000 years of history.
“Make available to all museum collections”
The stations follow a chronological sequence and alternate images in relief, facsimiles of sculptures, building models, odour boxes, etc. Braille cartels are included as well as comments recorded on a suitable audioguide. Following the principles of universal accessibility, this sensory route will interest all visitors wishing to approach works and objects through the touch, whether they are valid or invalid, sighted or blind.
Discover the behind the scenes creation of the course
This project, carried out by the City of Bordeaux, was made possible thanks to the support of many sponsors and partners, including the DRAC Nouvelle-Aquitaine.
A living museum
In consultation with its partners, the museum organizes many cultural and scientific events throughout the year, including outside the walls. Specific meetings are also offered to young people, in a family or school setting: visits told, educational workshops, animations.
In total, more than 1,500 groups are hosted each year, on a free visit, accompanied or in workshops. The museum also participates in major national events: European Days European Night of Museums, Heritage Day The European Union’s Charter of Fundamental Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.