The Museum of Cycladic Art has introduced a new way for visitors with sensory disabilities (visual and auditory impairments) to experience the exhibits for the first time through the introduction of a mobile unit that contains copies of artefacts, tactile maps and various materials.
The new program, “IN CONTACT”, will be overseen by trained museum staff who, with two or more individuals, will be able to guide visitors on a multisensory tour of early Cycladic art and culture.
“IN CONTACT” was created in collaboration with the “With Other Eyes” organization and is accompanied by descriptive texts in Braille for the visually impaired, and in large print for visitors with partial vision, as well as an audio tour of the Collection of Cycladic Art, available in both Greek and English.
Visitors are provided with information and instructions on the tactile experience through audio files that accompany the tour.
The exhibition offers visitors the opportunity to explore subjects such as the geography and history of the Bronze Age Cyclades, while also learning about figurines both in and outside the museum.
A video aimed primarily at teachers and programmers explains how the museum kit can be used for a journey through space and time.
Source: Greece Is