After more than 25 years of existence, the Solutré Museum has been getting involved in a museographic project for improving and modernizing the presentation of collections and also for renewing the scientific thought and the new issues in research about prehistory.
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Moreover, the museum is commited in a partnership apporach to develop new projects and targeting more people. As a consequence, many teaching aids were created to make the museum accessible for all. For instance, the Museum has the quality label “Tourism and handicap” since 2012. The museum has also received the specific distinction of the “Patrimoine pour tous, Patrimoine pour chacun” Prize in 2012. The jury rewarded the work made by the museum team for many years, whose members want to enable people with disabilities to discover the prehistory in an adapted and attractive way.
At last, other partnerships were set up with the Mâcon Hospital and Villefranche-sur-Saône detention center to target an inaccessible audience.
Weather you need materials for your classes, or special school projects; in preparation for a museum visit or the follow up after, you may rent one of the “museum suitcases”. Consumables, illustrative items, replicas, worksheets and solution sheets are included.
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Stone Age suitcase The Stone Age suitcase provides material for eight active stations that can be processed by up to 5 students, recommended for Grade 4 and up. In addition, the kit contains a fossil mammoth tooth, a flint-set, a CD-Rom with all the texts and images of the permanent exhibition, and other visual aids. The worksheets and solution sheets are also stored on a CD-Rom.
Evolution suitcase The evolution kit contains all the material for 8 20-minute-experiments, i.e. eight stations for eight working groups. These include among others a cast of a chimpanzee and a human skull, 5 casts of hand skeletons of various apes and moving wooden models of the beaks of the famous "Darwin's Finches".
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