New digital content at the Museum of Fine Arts in Dijon

Dijon’s museum of fine arts just finished a 10 year renovation, upgrading their premises to host about 1500 works of art, displayed in 50 galleries in a surface of 4200 m². The flow of the museum was renewed, not only chronologically but also by themes and artistic disciplines, evoking a “conversation” between the collections, the architecture and the history of the city of Dijon and of the Bourgogne region . 

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The museum tours are divided into 8 series, regrouping works of art revisiting significant periods of European art history, as well as the art of Burgundy – using touch tables.

The collections range from the Antiquity period and its source of inspiration, the Middle Ages in Europe and in Burgundy, to the European Renaissance, from the  17th, 18th, 19th and the 20th century in Europe and elsewhere.  Those all, in addition to a 300 m² dedicated space for temporary exhibits.

But how to complement all this information?

How to deliver all this knowledge in alternative ways, using different sources to reach different audiences?  

Digital interpretation tools play a central role complementing the mediation, by using touch tables.

Thanks to Wezit technology, the history behind all the artwork is highly curated, covering many details and ways of presenting the content. This, with stories, games and possbility to have access to many details on the available digital touch table!

we can find some examples :

  1. Take, for example, some of the “zooming” capabilities detailing the techniques and the stories of the artwork.

2) The use of light .. examine the use of light or the use of contrasts of the paintings of  Nicolas Regnier’s and other painters’ artworks exhibit through the walls of the museum… 

3) Learn about deities through games, test your knowledge! Here it’s a cool drag & drop proposed game.

4) Topics such as “The art of entertaining,” learn about it by playing a quiz

5) Paint like the masters! And recreate their works using different brush strokes, colors … and this, directly online, with many optional possibilities, easy to use!

It is exciting to be able to listen and read about these works of art, yet technology makes it accessible to better understand it and perhaps to experience it actively… keeping these memories with you after the visit!