Thursday, 25 July 2013

Early Photographs Of The Blind Experiencing A Museum Through Touch

image credit: Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

Most museums are about seeing. But in 1913, the curator of the Sunderland Museum in England imagined how to turn their collections into a museum of touch for those who could not see.

Charlton Deas, curator at the Sunderland Museum, worked with the Sunderland Council Blind School to invite children to touch some of the collections, and the sessions proved so successful that he opened then to adults.

(via Everlasting Blort)

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