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Reminder: Online survey for museums about tactile tours and handling provisions for blind people – take part!

08:42 AM

The EU project AMBAVis aims at developing new production methods concerning tactile models for blind and visually impaired people. Among other things we want to gather information about best practice in Museums and Art Galleries as well as challenges they face with regard to existing tactile tours and handling provisions for visually impaired visitors. Therefore, we have provided an online survey that we kindly ask you to fill in. You can find the survey here. Thank you for participating in our survey which will not take you more than 5 minutes to fill in. Your feedback is important!

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Tactile models are tested and compared for the first time

02:00 PM

Beginning of March various developed tactile artworks were tested in order to examine their haptic usefulness by visually impaired people for the first time.
In the context of workshops in Manchester and Vienna a better understanding of which technologies are best suitable for the use in museums and which methodology fits best for a certain model was gained.
The tactile painting of Gustav Klimt’s painting “The Kiss” as well as an Egyptian Cat-Sarcophagus were tested by using the following tactile models and technologies:

  • 3D Printing of Nylon
  • Relief-Printings from Polyurethane and Corian
  • Reusable Relief-Printing-Medium
  • Virtual models using the multimedia technology ProbosTM
  • Finger-tracking technology which plays specific audio commentaries triggered by touching certain areas of a relief

Following some photos of the workshop in Vienna:

Daniele touches objects virtually in the multidimensional device Probos(TM).

Daniele touches objects virtually in the multidimensional device Probos(TM).

Maximilian touches a painting on the reusable relief-printer medium.

Maximilian touches a painting on the reusable relief-printer medium.

Veronika und Franz test the cat sarcophagus, which has built-in sensors playing audio-commentaries by touching them.

Veronika und Franz test the cat sarcophagus, which has built-in sensors playing audio-commentaries by touching them.

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New tactile models developed!

04:02 PM

In context of the technological implementation of AMBAVis different tactile models are developed, which are now also haptically available. Therefore, one art piece of each of the two museum-partners – Gallery Belvedere in Austria and Manchester Museum in Manchester – was produced as tactile model: On the part of Gallery Belvedere the painting “The Kiss” by Gustav Klimt is now touchable as relief-printing. The Manchester Museum has produced a 3D-replication of an Egyptian Cat-Sarcophagus.
But this museum objects can not only be touched physically, but also virtually by users with the help of the multimedia device Probos(TM).
To which extent the haptics of the individual tactile models accommodate the needs of visually impaired people, advantages and the scope for improvement of the methods as well as their suitability for paintings and sculptures will be examined by blind and visually impaired people during workshops beginning of March.

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Online survey for museums about tactile tours and handling provisions for blind people – take part!

11:41 AM

The EU project AMBAVis aims at developing new production methods concerning tactile models for blind and visually impaired people. Among other things we want to gather information about best practice in Museums and Art Galleries as well as challenges they face with regard to existing tactile tours and handling provisions for visually impaired visitors. Therefore, we have provided an online survey that we kindly ask you to fill in. You can find the survey here. Thank you for participating in our survey which will not take you more than 5 minutes to fill in. Your feedback is important!

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