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Organisation: designgruppe koop
Name: Andreas Koop
E-Mail: info@designgruppe-koop.de
Category: Universal design

Name of Project: Exhibition: »Of sheep and shepherds«

Description of Project: What was the challenge? On the site of the Fränkisches Freilandmuseum (Franconian open-air museum) there is a historic building that is actually a former sheep farm. In this tiny little house with 60 m² exhibition space the small permanent show »Of sheep and shepherds« should be housed. To this day the sheepfold is »in operation« and the visitors have direct insights to the living sheep! As the buiding is very small the challenge was to place all the content in the right way. What was the solution? We created an exhbition for everyone, but this offer is especially geared towards blind and visually impaired people – for those with cognitive limitations there is a special booklet in »easy language«. And for wheelchair users the accessibility into the building and to the exhibits were created. Wall-mounted display cases are wheelchair-adapted. Actually everyone has something of this inclusive implementation – especially children love to touch things, to open cabinets and to delve into the former way of shephard-living! With tools, materials and descriptions, the different steps from sheep to wool are shown – each of these techniques has its own small screen on which runs a simple, amusing animation that explains the respective principle. What was the effect? Due to the small buliding a concentration to the really essential: with great success! The shepard-exhibition is a favored attraction: for impaired and handicapped people just as for everyone else, young and old!

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