Touching the Art
IBERDROLA sponsors an innovative project for visually impaired visitors
Over the past few years Iberdrola and the Museum have focused on the aim of extending accessibility to a growing number of different sectors of the public. The Museum now regularly offers tours and workshops for participants with visual and intellectual impairments and for different sectors of the special needs public with the intention of encouraging learning and development through activities that make use of art as an educational resource.
This new initiative is based on pioneering technology developed by the Biscayan company
Estudios Durero, which creates relief in flat images. The Museum’s Education Department is working on five paintings in the collection, which will be used in this activity aimed at visually impaired visitors. Through touch, participants will be able to discover the texture and volume of the reproductions in relief while following a specially designed audio-guide with explanations on each work.
The project, sponsored by Iberdrola, will be presented at the Museum in mid-September.