New audio guide and signoguide at the Ethnographic Museum of Ripoll
A group of people visit one of the rooms of the Ethnographic Museum of Ripoll. They advance through a passageway flanked by showcases full of objects related to life in the countryside. Image by Xènia Gasull.
Bringing the heritage of the Ethnographic Museum of Ripoll to as many people as possible is the aim of the audio guide and signoguide that this museum has released. Through these two new resources, everyone can access in an easy and enjoyable way to the information offered by the museum.
Resources to break down barriers
The audio guide, which lasts approximately one hour, includes 26 audio tracks that, in a fresh and pleasant tone, accompany visitors during their tour of the museum. In this way, the user can discover the history and the curiosities of some of the objects on display. The same content is adapted in a signoguide that includes 26 videos with subtitles and sign language, accessible to people with hearing disabilities. From now on, any user visiting the museum will be able to access these resources free of charge and through their cell phone.
The audio guide is available in four languages —Catalan, Spanish, English and French—, while the signoguide is available in Catalan sign language. Thanks to these two resources, the museum, already free of architectural barriers, now improves the sensory accessibility of the museum facilities.
The audio guide and the signoguide have been made possible thanks to the Visitmuseum project. This platform, promoted by the Catalan Agency for Cultural Heritage, is a support to the on-site visit to the museum. It complements it with content available in several languages and carefully selects the main pieces on display in the museum.
Commitment to inclusion
The Ethnographic Museum of Ripoll documents, studies, spreads and preserves the tangible and intangible ethnological heritage of the Ripollès and the Girona Pyrenees. It presents the identity of the inhabitants of this territory and their way of being and living. It explains the history of a people, but also studies the current and future society, and shows a commitment to cohesion and inclusion.