Method of use

Structure of the museum

The museum is composed of notices which are categorised by headings. The notices are articles on a subject with enhanced content (image gallery, video, sounds, bibliography, links to associated notices, notices to investigate, etc.)

There are 4 main headings: History, Personalities, Themes and Art-Heritage and 2 secondary headings Exhibitions and Key dates which are presented respectively in a “wall” of frames with captions and a timeline. As well as the main headings, there is a list of sub-heading for Themes and Art-heritage.

Navigation

To find the information you are seeking, we offer you several solutions:

  • Use the item Notices on the main menu which opens the grey module allowing you to look through the headings, and instantaneously filter the notices with their pleasant ergonomics and graphic depiction.
  • Explore the notices by using Routes and Exhibitions on the main menu which groups the notices together by theme in a relevant order. Let yourself be guided from notice to notice by following the routes and the exhibitions.
  • At the bottom of each page of the website are shortcuts to the main sections, the latest routes and the latest exhibitions.
  • Use the search tools: simple search or search via the multimedia library.

Search

The simple search tool present on all pages of the website, on the top toolbar, allows you to find notices directly via their title or associated keywords. On the results page are displayed the notices, a link towards their exhibition (if they form part of an exhibition) and a button to make the same search in the multimedia library.

Customer account

All users have the possibility of creating a customer account and thus benefiting from the following services:

  • subscription to the museum’s newsletter :
  • addition of notices into a read later list, allowing the user to record notices and find them again in their customer zone in order to read or re-read them at another time:
  • consult the history of notices, routes and exhibitions consulted on the browser;
  • export the notices in PDF format in order to print them or distribute them;
  • amend the information in their account (surname, first name, e-mail, password).

Glossary

The glossary is a page which lists definitions of the terms contained in the museum’s notices. These terms are indicated in each notice by being underlined. By moving the cursor above, the definition of the term is displayed.

Contribution area

This page lists the different partners who have helped to write the notices. The partners are museums, history societies and associations. While browsing the notices, you will find a message, where applicable, indicating the partner who has helped to write it.

Multimedia library

The multimedia library is a page which features a search system by media. With this tool you can filter by type of content (documents, images, books, journals, sounds and videos), select headings and centuries and add a keyword.

Depending on the media chosen, the results page display links towards images, video and sound, towards linked documents (PDFs for example) and to the notices which are associated with it.

Multilingualism

The museum’s website is translated into 3 languages: French, English and German. On each page, via the language menu at the top of the website, you can change the language, translating the content of the active page into the chosen language.

Sharing with social networks

On the whole website, at the right hand side, you will find a tool for sharing the content of the current page with the most common social networks (Facebook, Twitter, etc.).c). This tool allows you to share the content (title, description and link) of the current page via your chosen social network account.

Flashcode for notices

This tool generates a PDF of the notice in A7 landscape format (105 x 74 mm) containing the title of the notice, its heading and a flash code (QR Code) leading to the Internet page of the notice. This printout can be physically displayed in museums, allowing visitors to flash the code with their smart phone and find the content on the museum’s website.

Browser compatibility

The website is compatible with all recent browsers (Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera and IE), on all operating systems.

The website has been developed in responsive design, which means that depending on the reading device (desktop computer, tablet or smart phone), the layout of the content will be optimised for better browsing.

The website is only compatible with IE8 onwards.

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