Musée de la piscine de Roubaix

Roubaix - France

Dive into the transmedia experience at the Musée de la Piscine.

A new digital offer was developed during the renovations of the magical “Art Deco” area.

An extension was recently built onto the Musée de la Piscine in Roubaix and this magical place opened its doors on the 20th October 2018, with 2,000 m² of extra exhibition space, to display even more objects and visitor tours.

There are areas where modern sculptures are on display and others that are only used for temporary exhibitions. Visitors therefore have the possibility to see ceramic objects, as well as paintings. Some recent additions to the museum include an extension to the main hallway, with a brand-new layout including an impressive gallery of statues. These exhibition areas will be transformed again when some new artworks are added from the museum’s collections.

The goal of this renovation work was to make the space accessible to as many people as possible, and to create even more links between the past and present. For this, some educational digital devices have been integrated.

Multiple mediation mechanisms administered by Wezit :

Thanks to Wezit technology, this iconic museum has been able to enrich the experience on offer, with the following propositions:

A touch screen that allows visitors to browse the 900 sculptures available in a recreation of sculptor Henri Bouchard’s workshop, giving them the opportunity to learn so much more about these artworks.

Four educational films show visitors the techniques of sculpture, describing the different stages involved in this artistic discipline: modelling, moulding, carving and casting. This feature was created in partnership with the Museum of Fine Arts in Lyon, where the films are shown prior to the tour of the sculptures collection.

There is also a special showing area with films from the archives, providing visitors with technical and historical information about the art of sculpture.

Finally, an interactive digital tool showcases the different appearances of the building at the Grand Place, from when it was initially commissioned during the International Fair of 1911, and then how it was transformed “before” and “after” the transformations of the city of Roubaix.

Wezit contribution

  • Content management

  • Multilingual management

  • Managing points of interest within content