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Madrid: Prado Museum will be more convenient for the visually impaired


Prado Museum, Madrid, opens a special exhibition for visitors with visual impairments.

Now tourists with all types of vision impairment will be able to get acquainted with the famous paintings of the best masters of the brush with tactile sensations.

The exhibition will be located in the Villanueva building, first floor North gallery. It will consist of copies 53 paintings created by a special technology in the Studio, Estudios Durero. Each reproduction is made with all of the features of the relief texture of the canvas and brushstrokes of paint, and exactly reproduces the texture of the original.

Paintings selected for participation in the exhibition belong to different genres and artistic styles, from religious painting and mythology to portraiture and still lifes.

All the exhibits for the visually impaired have information boards and signs written in Braille, also, specifically for this tour, designed for the visually impaired audio with text in different languages.

Exhibition of paintings for people with visual impairments in the Prado Museum works in restricted mode: only from February to June 2015. Tours are held only on Tuesdays at 11:00 and 17:00. To take part, you need to apply at least 15 minutes before the start of the excursion program.

To visit this unusual exhibition, the Prado will not only blind and visually impaired — anyone can get on this tour. Such visitors will be issued a opaque glasses, which make possible only tactile acquainted with the famous masterpieces of painting.

Category: Excursions
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Date of publication: 21.01.2015

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