Installationsansicht, inklusive Taststation im X-D-E-P-O-T, Foto: Die Neue Sammlung (K. Mewes)

Installationsansicht, inklusive Taststation im X-D-E-P-O-T, Foto: Die Neue Sammlung (K. Mewes)


„Anfassen erlaubt“: Am 14. Dezember 2023 wird eine Taststation im X-D-E-P-O-T von Die Neue Sammlung eröffnet. Foto: Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum (Kai Mewes)


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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: (i) as a short text containing background information; (ii) as a text in language that is easy to understand; (iii) as an audio description; (iv) 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.

If you are dependent on the elevator, please allow a little more time. The way from the museum entrance to the X-D-E-P-O-T is a little longer – our staff will be happy to assist you.

Frauke Maria Petry, Project Manager for “An Inclusive Design Experience” Die Neue Sammlung 
Prof. Dr. Angelika Nollert,
Director Die Neue Sammlung
Dr. Caroline Fuchs,
Curator Die Neue Sammlung  
Dr. Jörg Haller,
capito Munich, External Advisor on Accessibility 

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

Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich

from December 15, 2023