The Musée de la musique brings together within the Philharmonie de Paris a collection of over 7,000 instruments and art objects. Nearly 1,000 of these are on display in the permanent exhibition space, including national treasures and mythical instruments such as a piano by Chopin or a guitar by Brassens, making it possible to relate the history of Western music from the 16th century to the present day and to give an overview of the main musical cultures around the world.
The originality of the museum is to offer, in addition to the permanent collection, temporary exhibitions on themes that encourage the crossing of artistic disciplines, cultural topics and geographical areas.
A multitude of events – guided tours, workshop tours, colloquia, concerts, etc. – enrich or extend the visit, and take place within the major themes that punctuate the life of the Philharmonie.
Since its opening in 1997, the Musée de la musique has attached particular importance to making all of its activities accessible to all audiences, and especially to visitors with disabilities. Its expertise in this field is recognized both by associations representing disabled people and by the cultural sector. In 2013, the Museum received the Heritage for All Award from the Ministry of Culture. For several years, the issue of digital accessibility has been at the heart of its mediation and communication actions.
Within the framework of the renewal of the current guide, we intervened as consultants and project managers for the production of the multimedia visioguide and the installation of the technical equipment.
Free of charge and offered to all visitors of the museum, this guide is an essential tool for the visit, offering for the exhaustive course more than 4 hours of listening, around 400 listening points.
In keeping with the museum’s exemplary approach and its accessibility policy since its opening, this guide must be universally accessible. It will accompany all visitors in their journey (blind, visually impaired, hearing impaired, intellectually disabled).
Study of the program and design
Definition of the functionalities and link with the mediation and accessibility services
Drafting of the technical contract conditions
Analysis of the bidding offers
Follow-up of negotiations
Production follow-up and coordination
Study of the operation and maintenance of the museum