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Musée L

Silencieux, un musée ? Pas à Louvain-la-Neuve, où le Musée L fait dialoguer les œuvres. Un bouddha à côté d’un christ du Moyen-Age, des écritures antiques face à des machines à calculer… le Musée L, avec ses 32.000 pièces à l’inventaire, ose les rencontres inédites pour nous parler du monde et de notre humanité. On y voit des œuvres d’art mais pas uniquement : il présente les collections scientifiques de l’Université catholique de Louvain. Spécimens d’histoire naturelle, objets archéologiques et ethnographiques ou encore inventions scientifiques sont mis en scène sur 2.600 m² d’exposition, au cœur d’un  bâtiment emblématique de l’architecture moderne belge. Le Musée L n’est pas un musée comme les autres : c’est un lieu d’échange et de vie, dédié à l’émotion et à l’exploration.

 

Strong points

Staff
  • There is staff available to help negotiate obstacles.
  • There is staff available to direct and guide.
  • The staff has received training for the reception of persons with special needs.
Identification
  • The building is easy to find.

Points of attention

Safety
  • The signage is not adapted and does not make it possible to orient oneself easily.

Strong points

Parking
  • There is at least 1 reserved parking space less than 100 metres from the entrance.
  • The reserved parking spaces are properly indicated.
Access road from the car park
  • All the transit areas are sufficiently large.
  • The floor is regular.
Access road from the street
  • The floor is regular and free of obstacles.
  • The floor is hard.
Entrance
  • The building is easy to identify.
Horizontal circulation
  • The floor is regular and free of obstacles.
Vertical circulation
  • A sufficiently large lift serves all the floors open to the public.
Exposition
  • All the content of the exhibition is accessible and visible.
  • Equipment such as tablets or interactive terminals can be used.
Dining room
  • The width of circulations is sufficient.

Points of attention

Entrance
  • There is no doorbell at the entrance and the staff does not see the persons wanting to enter.
  • The doors can be crossed with help.
  • The door is heavy.
Adapted sanitary
  • There is an adapted toilet, but it is difficult to use.
Dining room
  • No table allows a correct positioning in a wheelchair.

Strong points

Access road from the street
  • The floor is regular and free of obstacles.
  • The floor is hard.
Entrance
  • The building is easy to identify.
  • There is no step in the entrance.
Horizontal circulation
  • There is no step to negotiate.
Vertical circulation
  • A lift serves all the floors open to the public.
Adapted sanitary
  • There is a toilet with grab bars and it is easy to use.
Exposition
  • Wheelchairs are available.

Points of attention

Access road from the car park
  • There are no seats along the pathway.
Entrance
  • The staff does not see the persons who arrive.
Vertical circulation
  • There is a handrail on one side of the staircases only.

Strong points

Access road from the street
  • Circulation is free from obstacles.
Guide dog
  • Assistance dogs are accepted.
Horizontal circulation
  • Circulation is free from obstacles.
Vertical circulation
  • A lift serves all the floors open to the public.
Exposition
  • Adapted guided tours are organised upon reservation.
  • An audio description is available.

Points of attention

Access road from the car park
  • There are no guide-lines in the large pathways.
Access road from the street
  • The car park must be crossed in order to reach the entrance.
Entrance
  • There is no doorbell at the entrance and the staff does not see the persons wanting to enter.

Strong points

Horizontal circulation
  • Circulation is free from obstacles.
Vertical circulation
  • A lift serves all the floors.
Exposition
  • An audio-guide is available and adapts itself automatically to the visitor‘s progress.
  • Adapted guided tours are organised upon reservation.

Points of attention

Access road from the car park
  • There are no natural or artificial guide-lines.
Entrance
  • There is no doorbell at the entrance and the staff does not see the persons wanting to enter.

Strong points

Parking
  • The car park is freely accessible.
Wireless
  • Wi-Fi is free and available anywhere in the building.
Adapted sanitary
  • It is possible to see whether a toilet is occupied or free.
  • The toilets are easy to find.
Exposition
  • Guided tours in sign language are organised without reservation.
  • The films and videos are subtitled.
  • The presented works are explained in an simple and easily understandable way.
  • A visit in Belgian French sign language is available upon prior request.
  • A Visio guide in Belgian French sign language is available.

Points of attention

Entrance
  • There is no doorbell.
  • The staff does not see the persons who arrive.

Strong points

Parking
  • The car park is freely accessible.
Entrance
  • The entrance is easy to find.
  • The building is easy to find.
Home
  • The institution can be contacted by text.
  • The institution can be contacted by email.
Vertical circulation
  • The floors of the building are well marked.
  • There is a visual display of the floors in the lift.
Adapted sanitary
  • It is possible to see whether a toilet is occupied or free.
Exposition
  • An adapted visit is available without reservation.
  • A significant part of the exhibition content is adapted (touch, smell, sight, hearing).
  • The films and videos are subtitled .
  • The presented works are explained in an simple and easily understandable way.

Points of attention

Entrance
  • There is no doorbell.
  • The staff does not see the persons who arrive.

Strong points

Entrance
  • The building is easy to find.
Home
  • The reception is calm.
  • It is possible to pay in cash (coins and notes).
Vertical circulation
  • The floors of the building are well marked.
  • The lift is easy to use or staff is available to help.
  • The lighting is sufficient and continuous in the staircases.
  • The staircases are equipped with at least one secure handrail.
Horizontal circulation
  • The location is calm.
Adapted sanitary
  • The toilets are easy to find.
Exposition
  • Adapted guided visits can be reserved by going directly to the reception.
  • The adapted guided visits can be reserved by phone.
  • The location is calm.

Points of attention

Entrance
  • There is no doorbell.
  • The staff does not see the persons who arrive.
Horizontal circulation
  • The location is dark.
  • The signage is not adapted and does not make it possible to orient oneself easily.