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Exhibition by special needs associations

The various associations working in the field of disability-related issues presented their activities and objectives. Several associations unveiled a diverse array of engaging exhibitions they created:

Trisomie 21: Born to Be

A 48-picture exhibition by artist-photographer Annick Sophie "Neckel" Scholtus with camera obscura and digital camera. The exhibition sought to draw society's attention to Down syndrome and highlight the indisputable fact that people who have this condition are entitled to live a life that is as independent and full as possible, such as by participating in an art exhibition.

Mental Health Organization Luxembourg

Mental Health Organization Luxembourg, in partnership with the Service Information et prévention (Information and Prevention Department), which are both involved in the prevention, promotion and postvention of mental health, presented a series of information boards on different mental illnesses.

FONDATION AUTISME Luxembourg

As part of World Autism Awareness Day, Autism-Europe has put together a photo exhibition in partnership with the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). The theme of the exhibition was accessibility for people with autism in society. Photos were taken by three photographers, from the United Kingdom (Graham Miller – Photohonesty), Poland (Michał Awin of the JiM Foundation) and Luxembourg (André Weisgerber of Fondation Autisme Luxembourg [Luxembourg Autism Foundation]), to illustrate what accessibility means for people with autism and what types of obstacles they encounter in their daily lives. The exhibition aims to celebrate diversity and encourage people to think about how to create the ideal environment for better including everyone into society.

Photo exhibition by APEMH

People with intellectual disabilities in their daily lives

APEMH celebrated its 50th anniversary under the slogan: "Zesummen fir eng inklusiv Gesellschaft" (together for an inclusive society)! In that vein, a photo exhibition was organised to raise awareness among the general public by showing these people in everyday situations and enjoying life – just like the rest of us!

Guided tours

Four guided tours through Ville-Haute, accessible to people living with disabilities and the general public, were organised. They were organised as follows:

  • one for people with reduced mobility (LU – FR),
  • one for blind and visually impaired people (LU – FR),
  • one for deaf and hearing-impaired people (DE and German Sign Language)
  • and one for people with intellectual disabilities (LU – FR) ("City Promenade for Kids" for children and families)

Invitation to the Museums

As part of the "Invitation to the Museums" weekend, joint tours for people with and without disabilities were organised.

Temporary exhibition: Leit an der Stad Luxembourg Street Photography, 1950–2017

Through some 200 photos, the exhibition presented snapshots of everyday life in the public spaces of Luxembourg City from the 1950s to today. All the shots had one thing in common: they could be classified as "street photography", which seeks to spontaneously capture the uniqueness of a situation.

Two themed tours were offered:

  • one for deaf and hearing-impaired people (DE and German Sign Language)
  • and one for people with intellectual disabilities (LU – simplified language).

Permanent exhibition: The Luxembourg Story – over 1,000 years of history

A narrative tour through history

On the three lower levels of the museum and in a space dedicated to current urban planning (2,200 m2 in total), the exhibition told the vibrant story of Luxembourg City from its beginnings in the 10th century up to today. Following the chronology of Luxembourg City's development (divided into 4 major periods and 17 themes), the exhibition highlighted the most important historic events and major features of each period.

The exhibition gave local and foreign visitors a concise introduction to the history of the city, brought to life through a selection of artefacts, films, audio files, photos and multi-media applications.

Contrasts: a museum for all

The exhibition displayed pieces from the Villa Vauban collection in an entirely new way meant to spark visitors' curiosity: these works were shown in comparable or contrasting pairs or groups. Visitors were confronted with thematic opposites such as "old/young", "rich/poor", "alone/with others", "sincere/frivolous", "abstract/figurative" and "moving/still".

Like its first exhibition in 2017, the Museum for All centred around the concept of accessibility and inclusion ("Design for All"): visitors were free to discover the exhibited works in their own way, according to their motor or cognitive capabilities.

Specially designed mediation tools offered an original, interactive and often fun interpretation of the works. An exhibition space was set up as a "Children's Museum" where, for example, paintings on subjects suited for young audiences were hung at an age-appropriate height.

Visitors could pretend to be protagonists in the artwork by trying on costumes and taking photos of themselves at an interactive photo booth.
The museum also offered an additional programme for people with special needs.

Contact details

Hôtel de Ville

42, place Guillaume II

Opening hours

Monday–Friday

8:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:00, or by appointment