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Exhibitions by associations

The various associations working in the field of special needs will be presenting their activities and objectives. Discover the wealth of associations working in this field, as well as their activities and the services they offer throughout the year.

Entry is free

Where:
Grand Théâtre Luxembourg
1, Rond-Point Schuman Luxembourg - Limpertsberg

Exhibition

When:
From 30 April to 23 May 2019
Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 18:30 (except public holidays) and performance days

Vernissage:

13 May at 18:30.

Special tour – the UNESCO World Heritage site is accessible to all

Join us on a special tour of Luxembourg's historic city centre, during which we will focus on accessibility ("Design for All") for people with various types of disability with a view to creating one or more accessible UNESCO World Heritage site tours.
During the tour, participants will be free to make suggestions on how to improve accessibility in the presence of representatives and experts from various organisations, including the Service Coordination Espace public (Public Spaces Dept.), the National Monuments Service (Service des Sites Monuments Nationaux), the UNESCO Site Manager, ADAPTH, Info-Handicap and the Luxembourg City Tourist Office.

This initiative is also supported by the Ministry of the Economy – General Directorate for Tourism (Ministère de l’Economie – Direction Générale du Tourisme), which has teamed up with Info-Handicap to create "EureWelcome" labels, which provide people with disabilities with guaranteed information on accessibility and "Design for All" facilities.

THE TOUR IS FULL!

When:
12 May 2019 from 14:30 to 16:30

Where:
Luxembourg City Tourist Office
30, Place Guillaume II

Language:
Luxembourgish
Interpreting into English, French, German and German Sign Language provided on request.

Reservation is required (if you need an interpreter, please register by 3 May 2019):

Tel.: 4796-4215
or makayser@vdl.lu

Guided tours through Ville-Haute

We are offering four guided tours through Ville-Haute that are accessible to people with various special needs.
These tours are open to everyone.

Four guided tours in the city centre for:

  • people with reduced mobility (LU – FR)
  • blind and visually impaired people (LU – FR)
  • deaf and hearing-impaired people (DE – German Sign Language)
  • people with intellectual disabilities (LU – FR)

Entry is free - Tours are open to everyone
(maximum number of people per tour: 25)

When:
25 May 2019 from 14:30 to 16:30

Where:
Entrance of the Grand Ducal Palace, Rue du Marché-aux-Herbes

Reservation is required (for the tour for the deaf and hearing impaired, before 17 May 2019):

Tel.: 4796-4215
or makayser@vdl.lu

Invitation to the Museums

As part of the "Invitation to the Museums" weekend, tours will be offered for people with and without special needs.

"Ons Schueberfouer. Une foire pas comme les autres" (Our Schueberfouer. A fair like no other)

The Schueberfouer was founded in 1340 by John the Blind as a trade fair, but gradually evolved into a full-fledged funfair – currently one of the largest in Europe. The exhibition presents a history of the funfair, including how the rides changed over time, illustrated using old photos of the carousels, swing boats and roller-coaster cars. Through historical photos, postcards, posters and short films, visitors will be drawn into the mirth and merriment of times gone by. The Schueberfouer, and its traditional Hämmelsmarsch, are a proud part of the nation's cultural heritage.

These tours are open to everyone, and entry to the museum is free.

Where:
Lëtzebuerg City Museum
14, Rue du Saint-Esprit, Luxembourg (Ville-Haute)

When:
19 May 2019

Two themed tours will be offered:

  • For deaf and hearing-impaired people (DE and German Sign Language) from 11:00 to 12:30
  • People with intellectual disabilities (LU – simplified language) from 14:00 to 15:00

Reservation required (for the tour for the deaf and hearing impaired, before 10 May 2019):

Tel.: 4796-4215
or makayser@vdl.lu

 

"Schwaarz Konscht": Imagery on decorative firebacks (16th to 19th century)

The exhibition showcases the extraordinary collection compiled by Édouard Metz (1831–1895), former factory manager of the ironworks in Eich who, during his lifetime, collected some 300 firebacks and stovefront plates dating from the 16th to the 19th centuries, originating in the former Duchy of Luxembourg and the surrounding region.

The tour is open to all, and entry to the museum is free.

Where:
Lëtzebuerg City Museum
14, Rue du Saint-Esprit, Luxembourg (Ville-Haute)

When:
19 May 2019 from 16:00 to 17:30

Blind and visually impaired people (LU)

Reservation is required:

Tel.: 4796-4215
or makayser@vdl.lu

Variations: a museum for all

Designed to draw visitors in and spark their curiosity, the exhibition presents pieces from the Villa Vauban's collection from a range of perspectives. Arranged in pairs of opposites or in groups, over 70 paintings, watercolours, etchings and sculptures from the 17th to the 21st century are on show. Visitors are taken on a journey of discovery that is both fun and educational. The novel way of displaying the artwork, along with the range of special equipment and media used, ensures this exhibition is accessible to as broad an audience as possible.

Visitors of all ages and academic levels, living with or without disabilities, are given the chance to learn about the defining features of artworks from different periods. By comparing and contrasting the different pieces, this exhibit introduces the public to established criteria in art history.
Through the lens of these subjects, the exhibition also teaches us about more general issues surrounding art appreciation, such as the question: what is worthy of being made into art? What are artistic genres? How do we tell different styles apart? How should we look at, and interpret, a painting? The aim of all this is to refine the visitor's sense of observation.

Like its previous exhibitions in 2017 and 2018, the new Museum for All centres on the concept of accessibility and inclusion ("Design for All"), allowing visitors to discover the exhibited works in their own way, depending on their motor or cognitive skills. Specially designed mediation tools and installations mean visitors can experience the art in a unique and interactive way: sculptures and models of certain pictures with raised contours which they can touch, information provided in a range of languages and in simplified language, films to give the artworks context, activity booklets for children, and so forth. Dressing up materials and a photo booth allow visitors to (almost literally) step into the shoes of the characters in an artwork. A new app can be downloaded, which offers additional information about the art works, and serves as a support for the visually impaired. A section of the exhibition space is set up as a Children's Museum.

In addition to the museum's usual activities to include wider audiences (regular guided tours in multiple languages, workshops, the possibility of holding children's birthday parties in the museum, etc.), a new and complementary programme is available for people with disabilities.