Other shortlisted practices 2014

Touch the music

Visiting route using 5 pedagogic teaching devices suitable for all audiences installed in the permanent collections of the Music Museum

About the practice at a glance
Name of Innovative Practice:Touchez la musique
Organisation:Musée de la musique
of origin
Beneficiaries targeted All persons with disabilities
Approach/ model/ solution:The Music Museum is accessible and perceptible for people with different kinds of disabilities.


  • The practice started in 2013
  • There is the resource that 5000 people are allowed to visit the museum for free


The Museum of Music exists since 1997, but until the year 2013 it was just accessible and able to be experienced for people without any disabilities. Nevertheless music plays an important part in the lives of many people with disabilities und so they should also have the chance to visit the museum.


The Museum is reachable for everyone and inside there is separate route for people with or without restrictions. For example the explanation-blackboards are specially lighted, there are movies with sign language interpreters and other visitors get more sensitive to disabled people.


Bénédicte Capelle-Perceval
Musée de la musique – Cité de la musique
221 avenue Jean-Jaurès
+33 1 44 84 46 13

nominated by: Bénédicte Capelle-Perceval, Musée de la musique – Cité de la musique