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Touch boxes

A mediation tool for everyone

Discover the collections by touch

Photographie d'un dispositif tactile de médiation installé dans le musée.

© MPIF/Department77

Photographie d'un visiteur découvrant le dispositif tactile.

© MPIF/Department77


Since 2007, several touch boxes have been installed in the museum's rooms. The idea was to offer the visitor a complementary experience to the museum visit: to discover the materials used by prehistoric populations.

In 2015, the success of this first system and its use by many children made it necessary to renew it. Five new touch boxes, developed by the APA-Création studio were installed. In turn they demonstrate how stone was worked, how bone was worked, then wood and metal.

A tool adapted to visually impaired visitors

To allow their use by the widest public, this touch system was designed to meet the specific needs of visually impaired visitors. Inside the boxes, visitors can discover raw materials and reproductions of prehistoric objects. On the top, there are casts of objects from the museum's collections. Finally, short texts in large print and in Braille inform the visitors about the elements present in the touch boxes.

Photographie d'un visiteur découvrant le dispositif tactile.

© MPIF/Department77