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An inclusive touch station in the X-D-E-P-O-T

Experience our collection objects with multiple senses
Touch object of the Vermelha chair from edra
Photo: Die Neue Sammlung (K. Mewes)

An Inclusive Design Experience

By introducing a new, inclusive touch station, Die Neue Sammlung is making selected objects from the X-D-E-P-O-T accessible to all visitors. On two tables a total of seventeen specially chosen objects are available to touch.

Information on the relevant items from our collection can be accessed digitally via movable monitors, and users can choose from four options on how to experience the information:
– as a short text containing background information
– as a text in language that is easy to understand
– as an audio description
– as a video in German sign language

The content is also available in English. The audio with all the relevant information can be played back on a one-hand headset with an induction loop. An in-depth level with images, texts, audio recordings and videos invites the visitors to explore the context of the objects.

Not only do the touch objects represent the diversity of the museum’s collection, but they also enable design ideas, based on a modular principle as well as six different materials, to be experienced haptically. To ensure that the exhibits can be appreciated as authentically as possible, particular importance has been attached to making original design objects as well as different materials available at the touch stations. The modular design objects enable visitors to combine elements themselves with models that have been put together, allowing users playful access.

For the first time, Die Neue Sammlung is proud to be offering equal participation to people with hearing and visual impairments, mobility impairments, language comprehension difficulties and cognitive impairments. The project is aimed at a broad international spectrum of visitors, making digital access to one of the world’s most important collections of design history available to everyone.

Plan a visit

Where?

Barer Straße 40, 80333 Munich

Opening hours:

Daily 10:00 – 18:00

Monday closed

Thursday 10:00 – 20:00

If you need to use the lift, please allow a little more time. The walk from the museum entrance to the X-D-E-P-O-T is a little longer – our staff will be happy to assist you.

“Art is for everyone: with the project ‘An inclusive Design Experience’ , Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum is showing how art can overcome barriers through creative ideas and digital technology.”
Art Minister Markus Blume
Picture in portrait format, view of the two touch tables with screens on a black rail. The table top is white. Several colourful tactile objects are attached. A watering can can be seen at the front.
Installation view, inclusive touch station in the X-D-E-P-O-T, 2023.
Photo: Die Neue Sammlung (K. Mewes)
The picture shows the touch station in the exhibition space: a table stands in front of a grey concrete wall. It has a thin, black table frame and a white table top. There are several colourful tactile objects on it.
Installation view, inclusive touch station in the X-D-E-P-O-T, 2023.
Photo: Die Neue Sammlung (K. Mewes)

Team „An inclusive Design Experience“
Frauke Maria Petry, Project Manager for “An inclusive Design Experience”
Prof. Dr. Angelika Nollert, Director  
Dr. Caroline Fuchs, Curator
Dr. Jörg Haller, capito München, External Advisor on Accessibility 

Touch Station
Development: Tactile Studio & Atelier WAM
Design of the table: Kuehn Malvezzi

Sponsored by
Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts 
PIN. Friends of Pinakothek der Moderne

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