Some of the world’s most precious sculptural masterpieces become visible to the blind and visually impaired people, thanks to new age digital technology.
Discover the story behind Touching Masterpieces.
For centuries, art has been a universal medium of expression that has, and continues to, connect language, time and culture.
Art however, in its various forms, materials and interpretations, is still not accessible to everyone.
Out of 7.595.145.000 people living, over 36.000.000 are blind from birth and 217.000.000 have moderate to severe vision impairment. And in today's information age, the only way the blind can experience art, is through the senses of tactility and sound.
Whilst the internet does provide descriptive audio, only some iconic masterpieces are presented in such a manner, and in just a few museums, globally.
Thus, millions of people have literally not seen, and will never see, sculptural masterpieces such as the head of Nefertiti, the beauty of the Venus de Milo or Michelangelo's David, to name just a few – until now.
NeuroDigital invites Prague’s visually impaired people to a new age of digital accessibility, to see what has previously been unseen.
Presenting the Masterpieces in Prague.
In a Virtual Space (VR), we replicated three of the world’s most precious sculptural masterpieces that have marked pivotal moments in art history:
The Head of Nefertiti (1345 BC), Venus de Milo (101 BC) and David by Michelangelo (1504 AD).
Seeing them for the first time.
With Haptic feedback gloves, blind people could ‘see’ the world’s most precious masterpieces for the first time.
Finally, missing knowledge for thousands of blind people would be filled in.
Where can I touch the exhibit?
Anywhere. All you need to do is download the masterpieces from the site and use the necessary equipment.