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MNAF Museum National Alinari of Photography

Institution: 

Fratelli Alinari

Designer: 

in-house

Category: 

Exhibition

Why

The Region of Tuscany, with its Stamperia Braille in Florence, has agreed to collaborate with the Alinari Foundation in the installation of a specialized exhibition in the Alinari National Museum of Photography to make the works accessible to the visually and physically disabled.  The installation involves the creation of relief interpretations of some of the photographs on exhibition in the Museum.  This exhibit allows the blind to learn about the principle phases in the history of photography but above all to understand some masterpieces of photography through touch.

This is quite a challenge: of all forms of art, photography is the one most directly connected to the sense of sight, both in production and appreciation and this project attempts to transfer not only the image but the ‘point of view’ of the artist. 

Alinari image floor: stitching images

Alinari image floor: stitching images