The Museo Tattile Statale Omero was created to fill this gap in the range of cultural services for the non-sighted, and also to offer an innovative space where artistic perception passes through multi-sense, and not just visual, stimuli.
Touching art, an unthinkable aim until very recently.
Touching art is not only for those who can't exploit light and enjoy images. It can also help everyone discover new and richer ways of perceiving.
Touching art is a way of perceiving which is forbidden in almost every museum, an approach to aesthetic pleasure which has hardly been explored by the non-sighted, in spite of its profound epistemological importance. And yet, there is a museum in Italy which has made tactile observation its main channel of learning.
The Museo Tattile Statale Omero of Ancona is situated near the offices of the Marches Regional Council in via Tiziano 50, 60125 Ancona Italy. Free admission.