The Russian Museum has launched a guide to the Vrubel exhibition for the visually impaired. Narrators are also blind people
The Russian Museum has launched a tyflo-audio guide at the exhibition “Mikhail Vrubel. To the 165th anniversary of the birth” for visually impaired visitors. A message about this appeared on the museum’s website.
Audio commentary is a specific description of an object, character, certain events or places that is not perceived by a blind person without oral explanations.
The audio guide includes information about the creative path of his Vrubel and a description of nine works. The authors of the project said: “Tiflo commentary in the museum is a way to help a blind person to join the impact of art and realize the idea of a work of art. The task of the audio guide is to make the cultural experience of a blind person more diverse and emotionally developed.”
The storytellers as part of the guide also performed with blind people:
— Iya Rostomashvili, Ph.D. in Psychology, expert of the Commission of the Public Chambers of Russia on Accessible Environment and Development of Inclusive Practices;
— Oleg Zinchenko, historian, participant of inclusive projects of the Russian Museum;
— Aleksey Orlov, guide, organizer of the project “Tangible Petersburg”;
— Nikolai Antontsev, graduate of the theater school “Inclusion”;
— Nikolai Kuznetsov, poet.
Rostomashvili said: “The process, I confess, was not easy, but extremely interesting and described. Braille text, which is under the hands of a blind person, is not read at all as quickly as the text seen by a sighted person, but this does not become a hindrance. It’s great that blind people themselves are contributing to the creation of an accessible environment.”
The exhibition of Vrubel’s works will be open until August 2, 2022. For more information about the guide, follow the link.