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Vietato non toccare (tour for blind persons)

Vietato non toccare (tour for blind persons) is a permanent tactile tour set in the rooms of the Museo Civico d'Arte and made by artworks, copies and “three-dimensional translations” to be touched with hands.
The itinerary, aimed at favouring the usability of the collections and at including visitors that usually do not go to museums, is also meant to be not only an opportunity for blind persons but also an occasion to satisfy a large public both blind or not, namely those who are looking for a new approach to art. The multi-sensory is in fact a new cultural dimension which is gradually known and appreciated by Italian and foreign institutions.

The tour, that allows to compare works and techniques of different periods, is made by original marble sculptures present in the museum outfitting: the Piletta wiligelmica for holy water (first half of XII century, Romanesque period) and La Gratitudine (1851) by Giovanni Capelli, remarkable example of the XIX century; fragments of graffito ceramics, coming from the deposits, that tell us the different manufacture of such art documented in Modena around the XV century, decorations in cotto, coming from the palaces in Modena and, finally a bit, a stiletto and a “mazzagatto” belonging to the collection of Arms, bits and spurs.
Besides those original manufactures there are copies of works made with extreme care and precision: a violin, a frame, a scale model of a sculpture, samples of   velvet and the three-dimensional translation of a painting. All that enriched by an audio guide , captions in Braille and by a catalogue with descriptions of works, plans and relief drawings.

Vietato non toccare was made in collaboration with
Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia – Servizio Accoglienza Studenti Disabili
Unione Italiana dei Ciechi e degli Ipovedenti di Modena

Thanks to:
Felice Oliveri, Lorenzo Frignani, Museo tattile dell'Istituto dei Ciechi Francesco Cavazza di Bologna, Germano Bertolani.

Info and visits
Luana Ponzoni tel. 39 59 2033115
mail: luana.ponzoni@comune.modena.it