Art by blind and visually impaired artists? That can be done. On 17 November, the Van Abbe Museum opens the exhibition “Touched” – works by artists with poor or no visibility.
The artists were inspired by the museum’s collection. The exhibition is a part of the Special Guests program, and was established together with the Kubes Foundation. The foundation is dedicated to art and culture for the visually impaired.
At the same time as the opening, the RAAK Incentive Prize will be awarded by the Minister for Education, Culture and Science, Jet Bussemaker. The prize is for the museum with the best plan to make museums more accessible and inclusive. Although the Van Abbe Museum does this, it has not been nominated for the prize.
The three nominated museums are Beelden aan Zee, the Markiezenhof, and Archeon.
Translation: Lenise Collimore