TOUCH IN MUSEUMS
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NARR: Touch tours and other tactile experiences are primary ways for blind people to acquire information and access a work of art. Here are a few examples.
A touch tour is most often guided by a docent or trained volunteer. And the tour can include touching original works of art.
Some museums create self-guided tours so that blind visitors can explore art on their own.
Another way to use touch is to have visitors use replicas, models, props, or other objects that convey some aspect about an original work that cannot be touched or is too large to handle. This use of touch can stimulate the imagination and help visitors complete their mental image of a work of art.
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