1st virtual tour of the Louvre-Lens museum

Tuesday, December 5, 4 classes at Paul Langevin College Boulogne-sur-Mer can visit the Louvre-Lens Gallery of Time, without leaving their classroom! On the occasion of the Museum’s 5 years, the Orange Foundation and the Louvre-Lens museum have joined forces to allow remote visits to the Louvre-Lens Gallery of Time through a robot connected and controlled remotely.

Students discover the Louvre-Lens museum from their school through a robot piloted in real time

Thanks to a mobile tele-presence robot donated to the Louvre-Lens museum by the Orange Foundation, a hundred college students can discover the works of the Gallery of Time, which take visitors through the history of art, from the birth of writing to the industrial revolution of the mid-nineteenth century.

The robot, physically present in the museum but controlled from the college, follows the museum mediator and shows the masterpieces of the Gallery of Time. The audio and video streams are retransmitted and broadcast live, the students can engage in dialogue with and question the mediator.



New technologies make the Louvre-Lens museum accessible to those who are far from it

The service thus makes it possible to prepare for a future visit to the museum but also for people to visit who are far from cultural places due to geographical reasons or handicap, for example. Explains Marie Lavandier, Director of Louvre-Lens: “The Louvre-Lens is actively working to fight against cultural exclusion and the robot is supporting us in this mission by bringing collections and exhibitions to people in hospitals and prisons, for example. The robot also allows us to bring the Louvre-Lens into unexpected places, such as shopping malls, to make contact with a public unfamiliar with the museum. This form of immersion is a very realistic visit experience that helps to demystify the institution.”

Committed to enabling everyone to access culture

This service is the proof of this common mission on the part of museums and the Orange Foundation to support all audiences in the discovery of culture.

For 30 years, the Orange Foundation’s cultural sponsorship program has supported both the creation of and access to culture for all audiences. The foundation promotes these new forms of learning, often digital, which provide access to the cultural and historical wealth of the largest institutions.

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