Teaching aids for persons with visual disabilities

  THE  CAPITOLINE  MUSEUMS

  • Palazzo Nuovo :
         

    Plan of Piazza del Campidoglio and façades of the palaces overlooking the Square: Palazzo Nuovo, Palazzo Senatorio and  Palazzo dei Conservatori. Detail  of Palazzo dei Conservatori  (front section) (tactile model) see photograph of front section - see photograph of the Square.  Plan of the ground floor and the first floor made of white plexiglas. Printed and Braille texts withprinted  and relief drawings (tactile panels).White plexiglas panels with printed and Braille texts, printed and relief drawings of Venus, of a Young Centaur and of an Old Centaur (tactile panels).
     

  • Palazzo Senatorio and Galleria Lapidaria :

    White plexiglas panels with printed and braille texts, printed and relief drawings of an “Aedicule with portraits”, of the “base of a Statue  dedicated to Adriano by the Vicomagistri” and of the “view over the Forum”   (tactile panels).  Resin tactile model of Palazzo Senatorio and of the Tabularium : the external structure can be lifted to give access to the  interior, and  a removable board with a description and plan of the Tabularium  can be easily pulled out from underneath. (tactile model)

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THE  BARRACCO  MUSEUM
     

 White Plexiglas Plan of the ground floor and of the first floor. Italian and English printed and Braille texts,  with printed and relief drawings (tactile panel).  White Plexiglas  Plan of the touch tour. Italian / English printed and Braille texts, with printed and relief drawings (tactile panel)Braille captions placed next to archeological finds (tactile panels)


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THE PIGORINI  MUSEUM

   

Plan of the touch tour, made of beige plexiglas. Printed and Braille texts with printed and relief drawings (tactile panel). Plan of the touch tour in the “Africa” section. Beige plexiglas with printed and Braille texts, printed and relief drawings (tactile panel). Plan of the touch tour in the “ Prehistoric Age” section. Beige plexiglas with printed and Braille texts, printed and relief drawings (tactile panel). Tactile drawings of finds, both in the “Africa” and in the “Prehistoric Age” sections, placed next to the showcases displaying items which cannot be touched.

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                  MUSEUM OF  ROMAN CIVILIZATION
 

Plan of the touch tour, made of white plexiglas. Printed and Braille texts with printed and relief drawings. (tactile panels). Plan of the “ Map of Rome at the time of Constantine”. White plexiglas with printed and Braille texts, printed and relief drawings (tactile panels). 

*The tactile panels were made by Silvio Zamorani Editore
     


    
 
PUBLICATIONS
      
   
Several guide books are available in Braille with relief drawings, some of them with large printing for partially sighted persons, and tape recordings (MP3)Available English versions:
 
  “The Barracco Museum- Either only heads or bodies..”
  
 Fr.Palombi Editori, Roma 2000 ( with audiotapes)

The very first catalogue of an Italian museum developed in collaboration with blind persons, conceived for and to be used by “all” visitors.
 
     
“ A Magic Box – The Farnesina ai Baullari”
 
Fr.Palombi Editori, Roma 2001


An “unusual” and easy guidebook, taking you across space and time.


              

  
The Italian versions of the above texts and of several other publications are listed  under the heading “Sussidi didattici”(teaching aids) /  “Pubblicazioni”. See homepage.