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What Is Museum Lab?

A ground-breaking approach to artworks

Born of the collaboration between Dai Nippon Printing (DNP) and the Musée du Louvre, the Louvre - DNP Museum Lab joint project seeks to explore new approaches to artworks, particularly through the use of multimedia tools. This cooperation, which began in October 2006, will extend over three years.

The original design of the Museum Lab presentations comprises both expertise in terms of cultural mediation and the results of research undertaken by the Musée du Louvre. The presentations are orchestrated using information and imaging technologies operated by DNP. While some features-such as immersion devices'' or audio-guides-are immediately recognizable, other highly innovative technological solutions are less obvious to viewers.

Each presentation is accompanied by a system of appraisal exclusive to Museum Lab. Visitors are kindly requested to express their opinions and to fill out questionnaires designed as an aid to learning for the Musée du Louvre and DNP. The results of this appraisal will be taken into account in the development of future strategies of apprehending artworks.

An exceptional encounter wi th a work from the Louvre collections

The Louvre - DNP Museum Lab is a special experimental space in which the Musée du Louvre exhibits works and provides an in-depth explanation of them. In an exceptional atmosphere, visitors can take time for the leisurely viewing and appreciation of artworks from the world's largest museum.

A circuit with a wealth of multimedia mediation devices draws visitors into the history and analysis of the works, letting them follow in the footsteps of the artists in question and affording an insight into the details concealed. This ground-breaking feature al lows visi tors to discover the hidden face of some of the museum's masterpieces.

New works are presented at Museum Lab every six months in an entirely novel approach to artworks.
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