The bold graphics which evoke motion and ascent befit the scale of the museum and complement the exhibit design. They identify exhibits while serving as their backdrop.

A circular mural around the orbit table depicts the discovery and conquest of space throughout history.
  • Museum Exhibit Design picture, Neil Armstrong Air and Space Museum
  • Museography picture, Neil Armstrong Air and Space Museum

MUSEE DE LA CHARTREUSE

DOUAI, FRANCE

Originally a monastery built in 1663,
with an added Chapel completed
in 1725, the museum embodies
the evolution of religious architecture during the Renaissance.

The multisensory exhibit design introduces the collection of reclining stones, as well as the chapel and cloister architecture. Tactile plans, elevations, details, and facsimiles describe the ornamental stones, and
are accompanied by audio commentary with period music.
  • Museum Exhibit Design from Coco Raynes Associates, Inc. in Musee De La Chartreuse, Douai. Picture 1: Tomb accompanied by inscription readable by all
  •  Museum Exhibit Design from Coco Raynes Associates, Inc. in Musee De La Chartreuse, Douai. Picture 2: A tactile plaque helps the museography to be accessible
  • Museum Exhibit Design from Coco Raynes Associates, Inc. in Musee De La Chartreuse, Douai. Picture 3: An engraving part of the exhibit design
  • Museum Exhibit Design from Coco Raynes Associates, Inc. in Musee De La Chartreuse, Douai. Picture 4: Photo of the Exhibit and Museography.
  • Museum Exhibit Design from Coco Raynes Associates, Inc. in Musee De La Chartreuse, Douai. Picture 5: A tactile information plaque attached to a Raynes Rail - Audio and Braille Rail is part of the museography
  • Museum Exhibit Design from Coco Raynes Associates, Inc. in Musee De La Chartreuse, Douai. Picture 6: A tactile information plaque with a cast reproducing the ornamentation of the museum and attache to a Raynes Rail - Audio and Braille handrail empowers visually impaired visitor. It is part of the overall exhibit design
  • Museum Exhibit Design from Coco Raynes Associates, Inc. in Musee De La Chartreuse, Douai. Picture 7: Touchable Cast copying the architecture
  • Museum Exhibit Design from Coco Raynes Associates, Inc. in Musee De La Chartreuse, Douai. Picture 8: Touchable Cast copying the architecture

MUSEO NACIONAL DE COLOMBIA

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA

This Master Plan for an inclusive educational program addresses everyone, including children, visitors
in wheelchairs or visually impaired.

The added museography blends into
the Spanish Colonial architecture.
The multisensory itinerary allows for an autonomous visit within the general visit, highlighting typical examples of each period. The program extends to portraits: tactile drawings introduce the subjects, and audio commentaries describe them within their historic context.
  • Museum Exhibit Design by Coco Raynes Associates, Inc in the Museo Nacional de Colombia. Picture 1: The tactile map is part of the museography so it is accessible to visually impaired visitors
  • Museum Exhibit Design by Coco Raynes Associates, Inc in the Museo Nacional de Colombia. Picture 2: Corridor
  • Museum Exhibit Design by Coco Raynes Associates, Inc in the Museo Nacional de Colombia. Picture 3: A tactile map part of the exhibit
  • Museum Exhibit Design by Coco Raynes Associates, Inc in the Museo Nacional de Colombia. Picture 4: A Raynes rail - Braille and Audio Handrail is installed next to a piece
  • Museum Exhibit Design by Coco Raynes Associates, Inc in the Museo Nacional de Colombia. Picture 5: A Raynes rail - Braille and Audio Handrail is installed next to a piece and used by a visually impaired visitor
  • Museum Exhibit Design by Coco Raynes Associates, Inc in the Museo Nacional de Colombia. Picture 6: Engraving of a sculpture allows the inclusion of visually disabled visitors in the exhibit design
  • Museum Exhibit Design by Coco Raynes Associates, Inc in the Museo Nacional de Colombia. Picture 7: Engraving of a painting allows the inclusion of visually disabled visitors in the exhibit design
  • Museum Exhibit Design by Coco Raynes Associates, Inc in the Museo Nacional de Colombia. Picture 8: Engraving of a sculpture allows the inclusion of visually disabled visitor in the exhibit design 2
  • Museum Exhibit Design by Coco Raynes Associates, Inc in the Museo Nacional de Colombia. Picture 9: The tactile information plaque is part of the exhibit design
Master Plan and implementation of
a Tactile Itinerary through medieval religious sculptures.

Black glass cartels reflect the austerity of the museum. They present raised drawings of the statues to facilitate tactile exploration.
  • Museum exhibit design by Coco Raynes Associates, Inc. Picture 1: Entry of the exhibit through iron door
  • Museum exhibit design by Coco Raynes Associates, Inc. Picture 2: a tomb
  • Museum exhibit design by Coco Raynes Associates, Inc. Picture 3: A plaque with braille reproduces the tomb in picture 2 and makes the museography accessible to visually impaired visitors
  • Museum exhibit design by Coco Raynes Associates, Inc. Picture 4: A plaque with braille makes the museography accessible to visually impaired visitors
The museum requested an inclusive wayfinding system that would address
blind visitors, without interfering with
the existing exhibit design.

At the entrance, a raised floor plan introduces the tactile itinerary through the museum, and a segment of Raynes Rail provides directions with distances.
At each gallery, a tactile diagram consistently guides to the statues that
can be touched and to the next gallery.
  • Museum Exhibit design by Coco Raynes Associates, Inc. in the Musee des Beaux Arts Valenciennes. Picture 1: A reproduction of a statue enables all visitors to touch and discover in a new way the piece. In this particular picture a visually impaired visitor is experiencing the art piece.
  • Museum Exhibit design by Coco Raynes Associates, Inc. in the Musee des Beaux Arts Valenciennes. Picture 2: A tactile map with Raynes Rail Audio and Braille Rail is part of the museography
  • Museum Exhibit design by Coco Raynes Associates, Inc. in the Musee des Beaux Arts Valenciennes. Picture 3: The Tactods - Tactile flooring solution are part of the exhibit design.
  • Museum Exhibit design by Coco Raynes Associates, Inc. in the Musee des Beaux Arts Valenciennes. Picture 4: a raised map
  • Museum Exhibit design by Coco Raynes Associates, Inc. in the Musee des Beaux Arts Valenciennes. Picture 5: a statue part of the exhibit.
  • Museum Exhibit design by Coco Raynes Associates, Inc. in the Musee des Beaux Arts Valenciennes. Picture 6: a statue part of the exhibit

MUSEE DES BEAUX ARTS – Accessible Museography and Exhibit Design

CALAIS, FRANCE

In the 19th Century Gallery, visually impaired visitors can touch the Bronze Collection which includes masterpieces by Auguste Rodin.

CRA’s renovated gallery features an accessible museography and exhibit design to accommodate wheelchairs and non sighted visitors.

Statue pedestals have adapted heights, the cartels present large text with Braille, and along the walls Raynes Rails with Braille and audio provide directions and commentaries.
  • Museum Exhibit Design by Coco Raynes Associates, Inc. in Musee des Beaux Arts, Calais. Picture 1: A map of the museography
  • Museum Exhibit Design by Coco Raynes Associates, Inc. in Musee des Beaux Arts, Calais. Picture 2: Picture of the exhibit design after the work of Coco Raynes Associates, Inc
  • Museum Exhibit Design by Coco Raynes Associates, Inc. in Musee des Beaux Arts, Calais. Picture 3: Picture of the exhibit before
  • Museum Exhibit Design by Coco Raynes Associates, Inc. in Musee des Beaux Arts, Calais. Picture 3: Picture of the museography
  • Museum Exhibit Design by Coco Raynes Associates, Inc. in Musee des Beaux Arts, Calais. Picture 4: picture of the exhibit
  • Museum Exhibit Design by Coco Raynes Associates, Inc. in Musee des Beaux Arts, Calais. Picture 5: Visually impaired visitor using the Raynes Rail - Audio and Braille rail as a part of the museography
  • Museum Exhibit Design by Coco Raynes Associates, Inc. in Musee des Beaux Arts, Calais. Picture 6: Raynes Rail Audio and Braille Rail
  • Museum Exhibit Design by Coco Raynes Associates, Inc. in Musee des Beaux Arts, Calais. Picture 7: exhibit
  • Museum Exhibit Design by Coco Raynes Associates, Inc. in Musee des Beaux Arts, Calais. Picture 8: museography
  • Museum Exhibit Design by Coco Raynes Associates, Inc. in Musee des Beaux Arts, Calais. Picture 9: Plaque with braille part of the museography
  • Museum Exhibit Design by Coco Raynes Associates, Inc. in Musee des Beaux Arts, Calais. Picture 10: Museography

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