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Museum Exhibit for the Blind Encourages People to Touch the Artworks

The Museo del Prado in Madrid has launched its first exhibit for the visually impaired, 3D printing six of their most renowned artworks in their collection. The exhibit, which is open until 18 October 2015, encourages patrons to touch and feel the artworks.

In addition to the three-dimensional images, the exhibit will include didactic material such as texts in Braille, audio guides and opaque glasses aimed at facilitating the experience for fully sighted visitors.

 

Coinciding with the presentation of “Touching the Prado”, the Museum has launched a new audio guide service that includes audio descriptions of 53 works in its collection.

These detailed explanations of the figures, themes and other elements depicted in the works are specifically aimed at visually impaired visitors. Fourteen descriptions of masterpieces in the collection are particularly detailed.

 

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