(A museum for the blind and visually impaired)
(special tactile tour for the visually impaired)
MAXXI, Galleria Borghese
(visitor info in English) and
Accessibility Info (in Italian)
“Touching art is not only for those who can’t exploit light and enjoy images. It can also help everyone discover new and richer ways of perceiving”.
It is a way of perceiving which is forbidden in almost every museum, an approach to aesthetic pleasure which has hardly been explored by the non-sighted, in spite of its profound epistemological importance. And yet, there is a museum in Italy which has made tactile observation its main channel of learning.
Touch faces, bodies, gestures, expressions, discover volumes and perspective with your own hands
The Museo Tattile Statale Omero was created to fill this gap in the range of cultural services for the non-sighted, and also to offer an innovative space where artistic perception passes through multi-sensory, rather than just visual, stimuli.”