Tag Archives: Touchy Artefacts

Taststation Museum des Menschen

Musée de l’Homme – Paris – 2016

Engaging the senses of All – this was the roadmap for the renovation of The Mankind Museum. It meant engaging the senses not only for the blind but for all visitors. The museum chose to offer 21 stations along which one may discover the history of a family, representative model of a human lifespan. A series of busts, from grandson to grandfather, explain the genetic heritage we inherit and with which comes physical likeness as well as signs of ageing. The tactile discovery of the busts is helped by an audio comment; texts in Braille and in big letters add further information. Read More

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Tastmodell Schloss Azay-le-Rideau

Azay-le-Rideau – Palace – Loire Valley – 2015

The construction of the Palace of Azay-le-Rideau, set on an island in the middle of the river Indre, started under the reign of Francis I of France in the 16th century. Its successive owners brought changes and renovations to the initial building, like a renaissance-style north facade, an english-style garden, a salon decorated in 19th-century style, a water mirror to the south facade completed in the 20th century… Read More

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