The macLYON is experimenting the co-conception of an exhibition of work from its collection especially for younger audiences, in collaboration with a group of Masters-level students of Heritage and Museum Studies at the Université Lyon 3. The students, accompanied by a team of experts, have spent time discovering the rich and unique collection of the macLYON, in order to devise an exhibition resolutely focused on the needs of young audiences, in all their plurality.
The organization of this exhibition takes into account a child’s shorter concentration span and the impact of sensory experiences as they make their way from one room to the next, creating an exhibition that optimizes the young visitor’s comfort, understanding, well-being and encounter with the artworks.
Little odyssée is designed as a sensory and experimental journey in three parts, inspired by a child's developmental cycles: an ode to discovery and experimentation. It questions the body’s interaction with its surroundings, illustrating the different degrees of involvement between the child and their world. Moving from inside to outside, and from physical perception to a more intellectual approach, younger audiences can experience art in all its dimensions.
This initiative is part of the macLYON’s cultural development projects with schools and third-level establishments, built around an innovative hands-on approach.