La Petite Galerie du Louvre : a new place to understand and marvel
By dedicating a specific space to artistic and cultural education in the heart of the palace, the Louvre Museum wishes to recall its founders, a museum open to all since 1793. The Petite Galerie du Louvre now offers young people and their companions an opportunity to explore a theme through major works from prehistory to contemporary creation.
The Petite Galerie du Louvre has asked us to accompany them with a tactile accessible book of selected pieces for each of their new exhibition.
Power Plays : September 27, 2017 – July 2, 2018 (pictures in progress)
The Petite Galerie exhibition for 2017–2018 focuses on the connection between art and political power. Governing entails selfpresentation as a way of affirming authority, legitimacy and prestige. Thus art in the hands of patrons becomes a propaganda tool; but it can also be a vehicle for protest and subverting the established order.
The Body in Movement – Dance and the Museum – 6 October 2016 – 3 July 2017
Observing works from the Louvre and its partners will help visitors appreciate the challenge conveying movement represents for artists, and the solutions they have come up with, using the different materials and techniques available to them.
The tactile book by Tactile Studio transforms the exhibited objects and paintings of the museum, from antiquity to the present day, into tactile graphics. Most important figures and movements are set more in relief or presented separately; Traced movement lines for the groping finger. Explanations in Braille and tactile black text offer an exciting read. Imagination inspires comparison with the scales of the human body.