Designed on the model of Napoleon III’s Louvre, the Musée de Picardie is a fine arts museum where you can find rich artistic and archeological collections such as paintings, sculptures from the Paleolithic period to the present day.
Started in 1855, the building is now entering a new period of rehabilitation and extension to offer new and high quality services. Taking part in smARTplaces will enable the museum to develop audience and to offer them a better experience inside the collections. The project is linked with the renovation program to provide more interactivity and encourage curiosity through digital tools. This is a good way to share others’ experience and to experiment new ideas and tools.
Till 2020 the museum will engage, with the other smARTplaces partners, several projects such as “Urban Blind Dates” or the “Small Cabinet of curiosity”, that will stress on exchanges between publics, institutions and countries. The second one has already started and is displaying artefacts in nearby schools. This device will tour in Picardy or in Europe when the museum will close for renovation (2017-2019).