An accessible museum
The confinement due to COVID-19 situation has helped to put the spotlight on this type of initiative and accelerate them with numerous museum offering digital tours. But if one praises the accessibility of museums from one’s couch, what about the accessibility of digital content to users with special needs?
The content of a virtual exhibition using the standard codes of mediation (display of the work, display of the label) can quickly turn out to be just as inaccessible to people with few qualifications or to people with special needs. The question of the accessibility of an image, as much in its feeling as in its comprehension, is posed as much in physical as in digital form.
This project wishes to question the accessibility of images, as well as the accessibility of text and presentation, by proposing a narrative and visual experimentation in the presentation of works of art for learners with little or no qualifications, or with special needs.
Maria Mathilda Bingham with two of her children
1810 – 1818, Oil on canvas
Discover our digital exhibition collection
The virtual exhibition brings together 120 animated and scrolling artworks by famous European artists covering a wide range of artistic eras, styles and techniques.
Portrait of Lisa Gherardini, known as Mona Lisa
Leonardo da Vinci
1503 – 1518, Oil on canvas
The megaloceros of Lascaux
Cave of Lascaux
19 000 -17 000 BC
Erasmus+ is the EU programme for education, training, youth and sport in Europe.