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VIBE is started

vibe is startedThe first meeting in Milan of the Vibe team

The "Kick off meeting" starts the project. Milan, september 26-28, 2017

VIBE is started: a European biennal project aimed to create a model of a temporary exhibition accessible both for visual and non visual impaired people

Only 60 out of 548 projects submitted to the programme Creative Europe from 40 European countries have been funded: among them there is VIBE, Vojage Inside a Blind Experience, proposed by Atlante Servizi Culturali.
The idea of this project comes from Italy and it will be moved to Ireland and Croatia, involving international museums and institutions.

Atlante Servizi Culturali, a young Umbrian company that has been working since 2009 in the Italian territory with specialized skills in the cultural field, has built a European partnership composed by Istituto dei Ciechi (Milan, Italy), The Glucksman, University College Cork (IRL), Muzej suvremene umjetnosti (Zagreb) also joined by The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation (New Haven, CT, USA).

The aim of the project is the creation of a model of a temporary exhibition accessible both for visual and non visual impaired people, proposing innovations in the museum accessibility field: a more sensorial approach for everyone and accessibility of abstract art for blind people.

Undoubtedly visual impaired people could only enjoy 3d tactile models reproducing figurative artworks so far and they could not access all the museum services entirely.

This is why Josef and Anni Albers works will be shown: the two masters of Bauhaus considered art as an experience and their works can stimulate all the senses.

The co-funding by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union will be used for the production and realization of the exhibition.

After the first Italian step at Santa Maria della Scala museum in Siena, the exhibition will move to the other European museums, with training activities turned to develop durable international relationships.
An important point of the programme is the training of museum professionals concerning visual impairment, thanks to the support of Istituto dei Ciechi of Milan.

The first project meeting (26th-28th September) took place at the Istituto dei Ciechi itself. The partners started to coordinate the planning of the exhibition, that will be launched in Siena for the first time in March 2018.


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