An Inclusive Touch Station in the X-D-E-P-O-T

Experience our Collection Objects with Multiple Senses
Touch object for the Vermelha chair from edra.
Photo: Die Neue Sammlung (K. Mewes)

An inclusive Design Experience

Die Neue Sammlung has a new project:
an inclusive touch station.
Inclusive means:
Visitors with and without disabilities can use the touch station.
You can touch 17 selected objects with your hands.
These objects are set out on 2 touch tables.

There is also digital information about the objects.
This means that you can get the information
from screens that are movable.
You can choose
how you want to get the information:
• as a short text
• as an easy-to-read text
• as an audio description with a special headset
• as a video in German Sign Language

All information is also available in German.
You can get more information about the objects from:
pictures, texts, audio recordings, and videos.

What is new about: An inclusive Design Experience?

This touch station is the first program for everyone.
It is for:
• People with hearing impairments
• People with visual impairments
• People with limited mobility
• People who have a different first language than German
• People who cannot understand difficult texts well

Our collection is one of the most important collections
on the history of design in the world.
That is why we want visitors
from many different countries
to experience our touch station.
With our digital offer,
everyone can experience our collection.

What can you find at the touch station?

Die Neue Sammlung has collected many different objects.
Some of them you can touch at the touch station.
You can learn about
different ideas for design and different materials.

We want you to really experience the objects.
That is why you can touch even some original objects
and different materials at the touch tables.
You can put together some of the objects yourself.
For this, we created models of the original objects.
This way, you can try everything and have fun.

Bild im Hochformat, Blick auf die beiden Tasttische mit Bildschirmen an einer schwarzen Schiene. Die Tischplatte ist weiß. Es sind mehrere bunte Tastobjekte befestigt. Vorne kann man eine Gießkanne erkennen.
Installation view, inclusive touch station at the X-D-E-P-O-T, 2023.
Photo: Die Neue Sammlung (K. Mewes)

Where is the touch station?

The touch station is in the X-D-E-P-O-T of
Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum.
It is in the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich.

The address is:
Barer Straße 40
80333 Munich

The telephone number is:
0049 89 27 27 250

When has the touch station opened?

The touch station is opened since 14 December 2023.
It will remain in the X-D-E-P-O-T.

What are the opening hours?

The touch station is open
from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and
on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The exhibition is closed on Mondays.

How much does a ticket cost?

Ticket for adults: 10 Euro.
Reduced ticket: 7 Euro.
On Sunday, tickets cost only: 1 Euro.

Das Bild zeigt die Taststation im Ausstellungsraum: Ein Tisch steht vor einer grauen Betonwand. Er hat ein dünnes, schwarzes Tischgestell und eine weiße Tischplatte. Darauf befinden sich mehrere bunte Tastobjekte.
Installation view, inclusive touch station at the X-D-E-P-O-T, 2023.
Foto: Die Neue Sammlung (K. Mewes)

Who is behind: An inclusive Design Experience?
• Frauke Maria Petry
She is the project manager.
• Prof. Dr. Angelika Nollert
She is the director of Die Neue Sammlung.
• Dr. Caroline Fuchs
She is curator of Die Neue Sammlung.
• Dr. Jörg Haller from capito München
He is the advisor of the project.

Who is giving money for: An inclusive Design Experience?
We get money for the project from:
• the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts
with the funding program: kultur.digital.vermittlung
• the Friends of the Pinakothek der Moderne.
The abbreviation for this association is: PIN.

Who built and designed the touch station?
• Tactile Studio & Atelier WAM
• Kuehn Malvezzi