The blind and visually impaired will be able to see the Intercession Cathedral (St. Basil’s Cathedral) Automatic translate
Tactile models will be installed in the Pokrovsky Cathedral, which will allow blind and visually impaired people to see the world famous architectural monument.
On February 11 at 12:00, within the framework of the celebration of the Birthday of the Historical Museum and the 460th anniversary of the Intercession Cathedral (St. Basil’s Cathedral), with the support of the "Special Look" program of the Alisher Usmanov Charitable Foundation "Art, Science and Sport", the presentation of the "Intercession Cathedral" project will take place : territory of availability ". The first metal tactile model for blind people in the center of Moscow will be placed on the territory of the Temple. A collapsible plastic tactile model will appear inside the building. The project will allow visually impaired and visually impaired tourists and residents of the capital to enjoy the architectural wealth of the building and study it in every detail.
Fatima Mukhomejan, director of the Art, Science and Sport charitable foundation: “The Fund pays special attention to the inclusion of people with visual impairments, including through the organization of audio commentary and the creation of tactile models. The opening of the model of the Intercession Cathedral (St. Basil’s Cathedral) on Red Square is a serious step towards the development of an accessible environment and a real opportunity to talk about the problems of people with disabilities who are often excluded from cultural life. "New accessibility" of the main symbol of Russia is not just a chance to tactilely feel its beauty, but also another step towards an accessible society and equal opportunities. "
“According to the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection, over 300,000 people with visual disabilities live in Russia. About 20% are young active people who prefer an active life to isolation. They study, work and travel. However, few architectural objects have adapted tactile models, which means that it is still difficult to talk about inclusive tourism in full, ”comments Ksenia Dmitrieva, head of the Unspeakable Look program. - Unfortunately, the solution to the problem of accessibility and adaptation of historical objects and museum exhibitions often falls on the employees of the organization. Museums have to look for the budget for the implementation of such projects on their own. Opening the tactile model of the Intercession Cathedral, we want to draw attention not only to the adaptation of cultural objects for people with disabilities, but also to point out the barriers,that exist to organize such accessibility. "
Director of the State Historical Museum, Alexei Levykin: “The Intercession Cathedral (St. Basil’s Cathedral) is part of the State Historical Museum and is actively introducing new formats of interaction with visitors with disabilities. The exposition of the Historical Museum contains tactile models of key exhibits, and for the first time in the region, a tactile exposition is placed in the branch of the Historical Museum in Tula. Installation of tactile models of the Intercession Cathedral fully emphasizes the high status of the museum - a UNESCO monument, according to which it should be as accessible and open as possible for everyone. "
Visitors who are blind and partially sighted will be able to view large-scale tactile models on their own or as part of an excursion group. The street model will be an interesting object for all visitors, young and old. It is complemented by the model of the first Moscow monument - the monument to Minin and Pozharsky.
The model located in the exposition of the Intercession Cathedral is partially collapsible, which will allow visitors, accompanied by a guide, to get acquainted with the internal structure of the temple. It is equipped with an audio system: the tiflo commentary contains historical information and helps to present the complex architectural composition of the temple during a tactile examination. Examples of authentic temple building materials are displayed next to the model.
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