Museum Works Developed to Let the Blind “See”
The Museo del Prado launched an exhibition of 3D images that are truly heart-felt
The Museo del Prado in Madrid launched an initiative to help visually impaired visitors experience works of art through touch. The ‘Touching the Prado' exhibition is based on innovation and new techniques, and features six works that represent different pictorial genres found in the museum’s collections.
The initiative was developed in collaboration with professionals in the visual impairment sector and printing company Estudios Durero. Visually impaired visitors are given the chance to experience aesthetic and creative enjoyment in order to explain, discuss and analyze the sample of works in the museum. This exhibition “allows for the reality of the painting to be perceived in order to mentally recreate it as a whole and thus provide an emotional perception of the work”.