The Museum of Art Collections in Bucharest will host a multisensory exhibition called “The Caravaggio experience – Supper at Emmaus” between October 15 – November 15. Although it addresses mainly the blind and visually impaired, the exhibition provides the wide public with a rare opportunity to better understand visual arts through tactile experiences. The same exhibition was hosted by the Westminster Palace in London, at the start of 2014.
Visitors can become more familiar with one of the masterpieces of Italian painter Caravaggio, “Supper at Emmaus”, part of the collection of the National Gallery in London. The exhibition comprises five tactile diagrams made of glass, especially created and explained by art historian Natasa Jovicic, based on her own methodology. Natasa Jovicic has developed new approaches facilitating access to the blind and visually impaired to masterpieces of world painting. After ten years of research, the art historian has opened her first exhibition in 2009 in Zagreb. After it followed other exhibitions based on the same methodology at the “Georges Pompidou” Center in Paris, National Gallery in Oslo, Tate Modern in London, Guggenheim in New York and Bilbao, Art Institute in Chicago.
An audioguide in English and Romanian is available for the exhibition at the Museum of Art Collections in Bucharest. The exhibition can be visited from Saturday to Wednesday, during 10:00 and 18:00 (closed on Thursday and Friday). For groups of students, blind and visually impaired, scheduling is necessary, one week in advance, by calling +4021 314 81 19 or writing an email at [email protected]. On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, group assistance is ensured by a specialist in museum education.