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Museum "South Sea Collection"

Description

The diverse ethnographic cultural offerings from the Pacific fascinate and educate both guests with and without disabilities.

In 1913, Karl Nauer (1874-1962), a native of Obergünzburg who worked as a captain for Norddeutscher Lloyd in German New Guinea between 1903 and 1913, donated an extensive ethnographic collection from the German colonial region in the Pacific to his hometown for the local museum, which was currently being built.

In the sense of a responsible handling of their cultural heritage, the market town council decided in 2002 to dedicate a museum building of its own to Nauer's collection. Since 2009, the "South Seas Collection", a cubic structure under a green flat roof, has complemented the ensemble of listed buildings. In addition to the colonial-historical collection, a traditional dwelling house of the Kastom-Sa from the island of Pentecost, Vanuatu, was reconstructed by four Melanesians in the new building in May 2009 as part of an encounter project. The aim of the "Südsee-Sammlung Obergünzburg" is to convey the reality of life in former and foreign worlds in a vivid and accessible way. 

Information on accessibility

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All areas relevant to testing meet the quality criteria of the label "Accessibility tested - partially barrier-free for people with walking disabilities"

Some information on accessibility are listed below. Detailed information can be found in the test report. 

  • There is a general parking lot. The parking lot of the Raiffeisenbank can be used. 
  • There is a bus stop (name: "Rösslewiese" bus stop) of the local public transport system at a distance of 180 m. 
  • All evaluated rooms and facilities that can be used by the guest are accessible without steps. 
  • The ramps are at least 145 cm wide and have a maximum longitudinal inclination of 7 %.
  • Doors are at least 89 cm wide.
  • The elevator cabins are at least 119 cm x 140 cm in size. The elevator doors are at least 89 cm wide.
  • The exhibits are mainly visible, perceptible, and recognizable while sitting.
  • Guided tours are offered for people with walking disabilities and wheelchair users. An advance reservation for the guided tour is necessary.
  • The entire route of the guided tour is accessible for wheelchair users without steps.
  • Mobile or fixed seating is available for people with walking disabilities, which can be used during the tour.

Toilet for people with disabilities

  • The maneuvering spaces are: 
    • in front of the washbasin 154 cm x 152 cm; 
    • in front of the toilet 152 cm x 154 cm; 
    • to the left of the toilet 75 cm x 68 cm; 
    • to the right of the toilet 71 cm x 68 cm.
  • There are handles which can be folded up on the left and right of the toilet.
  • The washbasin is accessible by wheelchair at a height of 67 cm and a depth of at least 30 cm.
  • The mirror can be seen while sitting or standing.
  • There is an alarm trigger.

All inspection-relevant areas meet the quality criteria of the label "Accessibility tested - partially barrier-free for people with visual impairments and blind people".

Some information on accessibility are listed below. Detailed information can be found in the test report.

  • The entrance area can be recognized by a tactilely perceptible change of floor covering. The entrance area is visually contrasting to the surroundings.
  • There is a visual contrast between the exhibits and the surroundings. The exhibits are generally well illuminated. The signage of the exhibits is visually contrasting. 
  • Information about the exhibits: there is acoustic information. 
  • Guided tours for visually impaired and blind people are offered. An advance registration for the guided tour is necessary.
  • The operating elements (e.g. door handles, light switches, emergency call buttons) are mainly tactile and have a high-contrast visual design almost everywhere.
  • The paths in corridors / aisles are mainly marked with tactilely detectable markings or the walls or other structural elements can be used mainly for orientation.
  • The evaluated areas that can be used by guests (entrance area, cashier's office / counter, bedrooms, corridors, hallways) are partially well illuminated, i.e. bright and glare-free.
  • The signage is designed in clearly legible font. There is a good visual contrast between font / pictogram and background. 

Some information on accessibility are listed below. Detailed information can be found in the test report. 

  • Information on the exhibits are provided in written form. Information is presented photorealistically.
  • There are no guided tours offered for people with hearing impairments. There are no guided tours offered for deaf people in German sign language.
  • Information for orientation is provided in written form.

All areas relevant to testing meet the quality criteria of the label "Accessibility tested - barrier-free for people with cognitive impairments".

Some information on accessibility are listed below. Detailed information can be found in the test report.

  • The name or logo of the establishment is clearly visible from the outside.
  • The counter / cash desk is directly visible from the entrance door.
  • Information on the exhibits: information is presented photorealistically. 
  • Guided tours are offered for people with cognitive impairments. An advance registration for the tour is necessary.
  • Guided tours for people with cognitive impairments are offered in easy language.
Certified in the period: July 2020 – June 2023

Address & contact

Südsee-Sammlung

Unterer Markt 2
87634 Obergünzburg
Phone number: +49 8372 8239
E-mail address: museum@oberguenzburg.de
Website: www.suedseesammlung.de

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