The Rmn – Grand Palais is experimenting, with three pilot sites, with the MUSE project, located at the crossroads of two essential missions of the institution: that of promoting access to great works of art, and that of putting its skills at the service of territories.

The Rmn - Grand Palais unveils MUSE, a new immersive digital experience

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MUSE benefits from the latest innovations of the Rmn – Grand Palais, in terms of exhibition and education, in a sustainable development approach: it makes it possible to capitalize on the content of the exhibitions produced by its subsidiary Grand Palais Immersif, in order to make it available as close as possible to all audiences, in a format adapted to reception venues; and to promote the know-how of its mediation teams, which have notably developed educational kits distributed in more than 2 copies throughout France.

Put at the service of the attractiveness of the territories, this dynamic of digital and educational innovation has made it possible to develop a modular project that can be adapted to the realities of the cities of the Action heart of the City program, and Small towns of tomorrow. As such, it receives support from the Banque des Territoires.

Two modules can thus be deployed in multiple spaces, industrial wastelands, abandoned buildings, historical monuments, media libraries, cultural spaces, third places, etc.

  • the first, IMMERSIVE MUSE, is an immersive projection space of 150 to 250 m2, pre-equipped and pre-scenographed: it allows you to create 6 configurations of screens, video-projection, interactive tables, and sound devices allowing you to broadcast at a lower cost the contents of the exhibitions produced by Immersive Grand Palais.
  • the second, MUSE DISCOVERY, is a journey based on reproductions of works in high definition or 3D, surrounded by educational and fun devices: in 18 stages organized according to a chronology ranging from decorated caves to contemporary art, and addressing topical themes, it provides easy access to the basics of art history, and to highlight through two local works, the heritage of the host city.

These two modules can be installed together, or separately to create a new permanent offer, eventful and fun, inspiring and educational, around art.

This is how they will be presented:

  • in Saint-Dizier, from September 10, 2022, the two modules in the Aragon room (former village hall)
  • in Maubeuge from September 17, 2022:
    • DISCOVERY MUSEUM in the Sthrau Room, Historic Monument restored in 2018
    • IMMERSIVE MUSE in a former Banque de France building, opposite the Sthrau room
  • in Barentin, from the beginning of October 2022:
    • MUSE DISCOVERY in the Siegfried exhibition space, before its final installation in 2025 in the Badin park, in association with MUSE IMMERSIF

The first digital exhibition presented in MUSE IMMERSIF in Saint-Dizier and Maubeuge, will be adapted from the contents of the Pompeii exhibition shown at the Grand Palais in the summer of 2020. It will be followed by the Mona Lisa exhibition, adapted from that presented in Marseille (Mona Lisa, the immersive exhibition, until August 24 at the Palais de la Bourse). MUSE IMMERSIF will then host new content every six months to renew the attractiveness of the proposal twice a year.

Associated with MUSE DECOUVERTE, these immersive, narrative, and interactive contents will encourage the opening of the gaze and the learning of the fundamentals on an artist, a period, a movement... They will allow educators to benefit from a quality offer, easy to apprehend, to approach art; families to share an enriching experience; and tourists to enrich their visit to the City.

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