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Inclusive art education

The Project »ARCHES«

at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien

From September 2016 to December 2019 the Kunsthistorisches Museum participated in the ARCHES project together with 11 other partners.

Taking into account the latest technology, three ICT-based elements were developed to enable people with different disabilities to enjoy art as independently as possible:

The museum app
ARCHES – KHM für alle

Discover 20 selected artworks and six tours through the galleries. You will find detailed object descriptions for blind and visually impaired people, descriptions in simple language and texts in easy to read as well as videos in sign language for people with hearing impairments

The interactive game

Create your own work of art. Select details of some objects from the museum. Combine these details as you like it. Let your creativity run free.

The interactive tactile relief The nest robber

The interactive tactile relief of Pieter Bruegel the Elder, The nest robber will soon be available to the public in the Kunsthistorisches Museum.

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Zero Project Award 2020

The App ARCHES - KHM für alle received an award at the Zero Project Conference 2020.

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ARCHES project info

eAward 2020

Austrias best digitalization projects

ARCHES was awarded in the category "social responsibility".

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WSIS Champion 2020

The International Telecommunication Union, ITU, awarded the App KHM für alle Champion of WSIS Prizes 2020, category 8, Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content.

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Heritage in Motion Award Winner 2020

The project ARCHES is winner of the Heritage in Motion Award 2020 in the category apps and interactive projects.

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The participatory approach to the working methods should particularly be mentioned.

Right from the start of the project, a group of 20 differently disabled people made all decisions. During 30 workshops in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the group of participants advised the project partners according to their access preferences in the technological implementation, in the preparation of the contents and evaluated the development results step by step.

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