So as to be accessible to such visitors, 18 of the visuals on display have been interpreted in relief and are therefore tactile. The content presented has been developed by the Musée d’Orsay’s Artistic and Cultural Education and Mediation Department in order to cater for as wide an audience as possible.
The new station is a concrete expression of the Musée d'Orsay’s accessibility strategy and democratization and inclusion policy. A second universally accessible mediation station of similar design is set to be installed on the 5th floor terrace in order to present the panorama of the Seine’s right bank and the ways it changed in the 19th century.
This is the first universally accessible station to be incorporated into the Museum’s visit itinerary. It’s always very interesting to see how the public appropriates such new mediation arrangements. We’ve done our utmost to ensure that it’s as inclusive as possible and does nothing to hinder visitors’ movement in the area at the far end of the nave. Also accessible to and suitable for young visitors, it aims to facilitate observation and discovery of the Opera House model. (Guillaume Blanc, Director of the Visitors’ Department)