Madrid’s Museo el Prado currently have an exhibit called “Touching the Prado”. Geared towards the visually impaired, the exhibit includes 3D printings of some of the world’s most famous works of art by artists like Velázquez, Goya and Da Vinci.
The museum has also included texts in Braille, audio guides (which now includes detailed descriptions of 53 works of art in their permanent collection) and glasses for fully sighted visitors to help them experience what it is like to be visually impaired.
This exhibit, and the works of art included, have been created with the help of visual impairment professionals.
this project 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.
The exhibit runs until October 18, 2015. It would be wonderful to see this exhibit travel and expand its collection.